A federal appellate judge’s call for his colleagues to consider blocking Yale Law protesters from future clerkships has sparked a debate among attorneys.

After a group of Yale Law students protested an on-campus Federalist Society event featuring conservative speaker Kristen Waggoner, U.S. Court of Appeals Senior Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit sent an email to all Article III judges in the U.S. suggesting that the protesters be identified and disqualified from federal clerkship positions.