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Mock Eviction Notice shoved under the doors of students' rooms in predominantly Jewish NYU dorm by NYU SJP.

So, let’s see. A primarily Jewish dorm was targeted (the notices themselves are offensive, as is the conduct, but targeting a religious minority is an additional and significant factor). The Students for Justice in Palestine admitted they distributed their propaganda by shoving the leaflets under the doors of students in the dark of night. That action has been recognized by no less than the U.S. Supreme Court as unprotected activity, and even NYU admits, in its official statement, that the leafleting is “inconsistent with standards we expect to prevail in a scholarly community.”

John Sexton is the president of New York University. Maybe it’s time to have a word with Mr. Sexton.


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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: