Post by bigdog
I was watching the Tucker Carlson show this evening when the scrolling
news flashes the run on the bottom of the screen announced that the
Wisconsin Supreme Court had ruled Marquette University violated John
McAdams' contract when it fired him over statements he made in a blog.
Don't know whether the university will appeal but this is certainly good
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Marquette professor John McAdams in
free speech case
Karen Herzog and Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published
8:35 a.m. CT July 6, 2018 | Updated 8:18 p.m. CT July 7, 2018
Reporter Karen Herzog talks about the Wisconsin State Supreme Court
ruling in favor of MU professor John McAdams on his claim that the
university unlawfully terminated him. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that Marquette University
political science professor John McAdams was improperly suspended after
he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically
conservative blog, leading to threats against her.
In a 4-2 ruling, the conservative-leaning court ordered the Jesuit
university to immediately reinstate McAdams and sent the case back to a
Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to award damages, including
"unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation and benefits."
McAdams, 72, has been suspended without pay for the past seven semesters.
"The undisputed facts show that the University breached its contract
with Dr. McAdams when it suspended him for engaging in activity
protected by the contract's guarantee of academic freedom," said the
majority opinion written by Justice Daniel Kelly.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley said the majority
erred "in conducting only half of the academic freedom analysis."
"It fails to recognize, much less analyze, the academic freedom of
Marquette as a private, Catholic, Jesuit university," Bradley wrote. "As
a result, it dilutes a private educational institution's autonomy to
make its own academic decisions in fulfillment of its unique mission."
Bradley concluded: "Apparently, the majority thinks it is in a better
position to address concerns of academic freedom than a group of tenured
faculty members who live the doctrine every day."
Now I'd like to see McAdams delete MY message as being off-topic.
He believes in Free Speech as long as it's the Nazis speaking.
Maybe now he can afford to buy a better Server with a real filter.