Pro 1st Amendment Prof’s Case Advances to Wisconsin Supreme Court

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Marquette Professor, and Free Speech hero  John McAdams is fighting his dismissal on the grounds that he was fired for exercising his First Amendment rights. McAdams, a political-science professor says Marquette University violated his employment contract’s guarantee of academic freedom and will now get his day in court. Though a judge for a lower state court earlier ruled for the university, last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to John McAdams’s request that it bypass the appeals courts and take up his suit directly. McAdams crime was criticizing an instructor who wanted to shut down free speech in her pro-same sex marriage stance.

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