The dean of Seattle University’s law school revoked the school’s scholarship of a Federalist Society event, arguing it could be “harmful” to minority students to hear a conservative viewpoint.

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The school’s chapter of the Federalist Society, a national organization that promotes originalism in the context of constitutional interpretation, was scheduled to hold a debate on illegal immigration.

A petition on Change.org from the “Seattle University School of Law Direct Action Committee” called on the administration to cancel stop the debate.

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Nonetheless, the petition worked. Law school dean Annette Clark announced to students in a Thursday email that while the event wouldn’t be canceled, it would “go forward under the sole sponsorship of the Federalist Society.”

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The school “miscalculated and erred,” Clark said, saying that the Access to Justice Institute should have asked “marginalized” students their thoughts before sponsoring the event.

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