[Judge James] Ho having said what he did, ‘I don’t want anything to do with people from Yale Law School as clerks,’ it’s not so much of a leap to say, ‘Well, you probably don’t want anything to do with people who are lawyers and might not take their arguments seriously because you have a bias against people who went to Yale.’
— Russell Wheeler, former deputy director of the Federal Judicial Center who now serves as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, in comments given to Bloomberg Law on why Judge James Ho of the Fifth Circuit could possibly see some calls for recusal from Yale Law graduates based on alleged bias given his call for a boycott against Yale Law students as clerkship candidates due to the school’s “cancel culture.”
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