Insurrection, Stanford, and the Federalist Society

On January 25, 2021, Stanford Law student Nicholas Wallace sent a satirical flyer over email promoting an event: “”The Originalist Case for Inciting Insurrection.” As Mark Joseph Stern reported at Slate, the flyer was “ostensibly sponsored by the Stanford Federalist Society.”

It advertised the participation of two politicians who tried to overturn the 2020 election, Missouri Sen. Joshua Hawley and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Violent insurrection, also known as doing a coup, is a classical system of installing a government,” the flyer