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1970–1971: Repression: Injunction

c. February, 1971
Text of Restraining Order
February 13, 1971
Lyman Suspends Franklin; Court Enjoins Disrupters
Special Edition of the Stanford Daily, Saturday, February 13, 1971.
February 18, 1971
Stanford Press Release
(1) “University injunctions are ‘terrorization devices’ to abridge First Amendment freedoms, noted civil rights attorney William Kunstler told a White Plaza rally attended by 350 persons Thursday noon, Feb.
18.” (2) “A hearing on a preliminary injunction that would have barred Associate Professor H. Bruce Franklin and seven nonstudents from the Stanford campus was continued today until Mar. 1.”
February 19, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling Thursday night criticized the suspension with pay of Stanford Professor H. Bruce Franklin as ‘an extraordinary and unprecedented violation of the principles of academic freedom and individual rights—a really dangerous introduction of authoritarianism in the University.’”
February 26, 1971
Affidavit of John J. Schwartz
Affidavit, signed by Special Presidential Assistant John J. Schwartz, presented to Superior Court, stating that certain named individuals were charged with violating the campus disruption policy for their conduct on January 11, 1971, at the Henry Cabot Lodge speech, that the charges were heard by the Stanford Judicial Council, and that subsequently they were suspended from the University.
March 1, 1971
Trustee Denis Hayes’ Petition to the Court
Document identified only with a hand written note, states, “I am a trustee of Stanford University,” and goes on to oppose the injunction.
March 1, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Fifty five members of the Stanford faculty went to court Monday, March 1, in a move to block an injunction which Stanford is seeking to make permanent.”
March 1, 1971
Stanford Press Release
(1) Hearings on a preliminary injunction were put over until Tuesday, March 2. (2) Provost Rosenzweig said “The events which moved the University to seek this injunction were not political advocacy, picketing, boycott, or other forms of peaceful, non-coercive protest …”
March 3, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Final arguments will be held on Wednesday, March 3 in the matter of the preliminary injunction to bar Professor H. Bruce Franklin from campus. Statements by the Stanford attorney and by Franklin and the defense are included in this press release.
March 4, 1971
Open Letter to President Richard Lyman
Letter in support of his action getting the injunction. The signatories are not shown but are said to be “over 400.”
March 5, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Defense attorneys said today that the Constitution’s First Amendment is at stake in Stanford University’s attempt to enjoin 16 named persons from coming on the campus.”
March 5, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Final arguments on the preliminary injunction were heard. Franklin, acting as his own attorney, and Stanford attorney, David Heilbron, are quoted.
March 10, 1971
Preliminary Injunction
Granted for Stanford against a number of individuals and Venceremos prohibiting them from specific acts and prohibiting those who are suspended from coming on campus. The injunction is in effect until a trial is held on the merits of the complaints. Exhibit A of the injunction is in a separate file.
March 11, 1971
Stanford Press Release
(1) “More than 350 faculty members have signed an open letter to President Richard Lyman backing his efforts to obtain a court injunction …” (2) Leaflets circulated by several employee groups, supporting suspended library employee John Keilch, call for joint action “to keep the Library from functioning.”
March 12, 1971
Santa Clara County Superior Court Issues Preliminary Injunction
News summary and text of the preliminary injunction reported in the Campus Report Supplement.