Appeal Filed In Free Speech Case Over Anti-Gay Essay

  • metta

    Posts: 38657

    Dec 28, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    Appeal Filed In Free Speech Case Over Anti-Gay Essay

    A hearing on the New Mexico case is set for next month.

    Monica Pompeo and her attorney, Bob Gorence, filed an appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and a hearing on the matter is set for next month, according to court records.
  • jeepguySD

    Posts: 648

    Dec 29, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    ...the lawsuit alleges the teacher violated her own syllabus, which called for "open minds" to examine "representations of a plethora of genders and sexualities." Instead, [the student] says, she was accused of resorting to "hate speech," and the professor refused to grade her paper.

    Ironic that the student sues the university because the professor was not "open minded" about the student's own closed-mindedness.

    [The judge] stated [the professor] and other professors explained to [the student] that she hadn't substantiated her opinions with critical analysis

    The professor has both academic freedom (derived from the First Amendment) and the obligation to uphold academic standards. The professor's mistake was attempting to exclude this student from the class. Instead, she should have simply assigned a failing grade.