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US Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Marquette Wrongly Fired Conservative Professor

19:06  06 july  2018
19:06  06 july  2018 Source:   nationalreview.com

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— The Wisconsin Supreme Court may soon decide the fate of the acrimonious legal battle between Marquette University and Marquette political science professor John Lawsuit’s Origins. McAdams sued the university in May 2016, claiming he was de facto fired and subjected to “compelled speech.”

In a landmark decision that will help protect conservative groups and professors against liberal repression on college campuses, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Marquette University shouldn't have fired conservative professor John McAdams for writing a blog post

John McAdams© Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty via YouTube John McAdams Professor John McAdams claimed he was fired over a blog post excoriating a graduate student for refusing to allow criticism of gay marriage in her class.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Marquette University had wrongly fired a conservative professor after he criticized a colleague who he believed to be curtailing student discussion of gay marriage.

The court found that Marquette violated the academic-freedom clause in professor John McAdams’ contract when it fired him over a 2014 blog post accusing a graduate student of refusing to allow undergraduates to express opposition to gay marriage during her class. McAdams wrote the blog post after a conservative undergraduate provided him with a recording of a conversation he had with the graduate student instructor after the instructor refused to allow students to critically discuss gay marriage.

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A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court , which will hear arguments this week on whether the firing was the result of a provocative blog post or his conduct.Former Marquette University professor

McAdams sued over his dismissal in 2016, alleging he was fired over the content of the blog post. The school, however, claimed he was fired because he named the student-teacher and linked to her personal website and email address, reportedly prompting a flood of hateful messages.

“Had he written the exact same blog post and not included the student-teacher’s name and contact information he would not have been disciplined,” Ralph Weber, Marquette’s attorney, had argued. “He’s being disciplined for his conduct, not any viewpoint.”

McAdams’ attorney called Marquette’s defense “fundamentally dishonest,” pointing out that all of the information his client provided in the blog post was publicly available.

The court’s conservative majority sided firmly with McAdams, finding that the faculty panel displayed “unacceptable bias” in firing him. Its liberal minority called the decision “far reaching” in a dissent, and said academic freedom “does not protect McAdams from discipline.”

McAdams was given the opportunity to return to work after a brief suspension, provided that he write a letter of apology to the student-teacher, but he refused.

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