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Court rules bias at University of North Carolina-Wilmington against conservative professor
The Washington Times ^ | 4/10/2014 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:07:38 AM PDT by markomalley

A federal court Wednesday ordered the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to promote and give $50,000 in back pay to a conservative professor in what is described as a landmark anti-discrimination case.

The restitution was ordered three weeks after a jury found the university guilty of retaliating against criminology professor Mike Adams, a popular conservative columnist on Townhall.com, after denying him a promotion to full professor in 2006.

“This ruling sends a message to public universities: Academic freedom isn’t just for the Left, it’s a constitutional right for all professors — even Christian conservatives,” said David French, senior counsel at the conservative American Center for Law and Justice, which represented Mr. Adams.

The order by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is believed to mark the first time a court has awarded a promotion to a conservative professor challenging a university for political bias.

“To our knowledge, this is the first court to rule that a university unlawfully retaliated against a conservative professor for his views, award him back pay, and order the university to promote him to the position he was wrongfully denied,” said lawyer Travis Barham of the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom, which also represented Mr. Adams.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: mikeadams

1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:07:38 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Excellent news - let’s hope it’s the first of many.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:11:10 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: markomalley

Great decision, but the award could have been higher.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:11:25 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: markomalley

“landmark” is right! A straight white conservative sued libs for discrimination and won! Rare indeed.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:17:30 AM PDT by albie
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To: LS

The Uni’s prezzy should be deported to Venezuela.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

bkmk


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:21:49 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: markomalley
Fantastic, but it should have been $50,000,000 and then those leftist pricks would have gotten the message.

$50K isn't enough to make them realize that they've been wrist slapped.

Mike Adams is one of the good people and he probably isn't concerned about the size of the award, just the fact that the jury ruled in his favor is OK.

7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:27:08 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: markomalley

Mike Adams is a kook who is nothing but an embarrassment to conservatives. I have a feeling this isn’t about the conservative views he supposedly has, but about his vast and profitable business promoting pseudoscience and quackery. I doubt that his “conservative” views are even genuine; the guy used to be a Democrat before he started peddling the quack science. He probably made the calculation that pretending to be conservative would increase his profit margin.

In any case, no university should be forced to keep a con man on their staff. Conservatism has nothing to do with this.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:42:16 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Mike Adams from Natural News seems to be a completely different guy from Mike Adams the UNC Faculty and Townhall columnist. This is just going by their respective photographs. Mike Adams is a pretty common name.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:57:09 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: exDemMom

Whoops! You forgot the /s (/sarcasm) tag.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:59:46 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: markomalley

One win and millions of losses.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: exDemMom

Mike S. Adams was born in Columbus, Mississippi on Oct. 30, 1964


Michael Allen "Mike" Adams born 1967 in Lawrence, Kansas

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

12 posted on 04/10/2014 5:40:32 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: exDemMom

I think you might be confusing the professor with the guy who runs Natural News. They are completely different people.

Mike Adams the professor was denied promotion after he began criticizing feminist politics at the Uni and after he began writing in support of RKBA issues, among other things.

He’s a smart, witty guy who also publishes scholarly papers in the field of criminal justice.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 5:44:52 AM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: Mycroft Holmes

Correct..... Mike Adams is Bobby Adams’ younger brother. Both lived up the street on Carolina Avenue


14 posted on 04/10/2014 5:50:56 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Jack Hammer

* Excellent news - let’s hope it’s the first of many. *

I would love to see colleges sued to the point that they might have as many as 25% of the professors with a Conservative viewpoint.

It will probably never get that high though...


15 posted on 04/10/2014 5:52:31 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: exDemMom
In any case, no university should be forced to keep a con man on their staff. Conservatism has nothing to do with this.

I'm going to take an educated guess that says you will be in the decided minority on this thread with your views on Mike Adams.

16 posted on 04/10/2014 6:03:36 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Paladin2

I never heard-—probably because a settlement would have been kept secret—but I wonder how much money the Duke Lacrosse families got?


17 posted on 04/10/2014 6:20:09 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: exDemMom

You have got the wrong mike Adams. This one is one of the good guys.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 6:43:40 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: LS

Still dragging on...

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1001077093/Settlement-talks-underway-in-Duke-lacrosse-case

Don’t believe any speculation (from The Daily Mail, the most irresponsibly non-edited rag on two continents) that there was a settlement in 2007 for $20M each.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 7:12:40 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Kaslin; ReformationFan; servo1969; Academiadotorg

Great news!!!


20 posted on 04/10/2014 7:49:00 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Mike S. Adams was born in Columbus, Mississippi on Oct. 30, 1964

He was born in Possum Town?

21 posted on 04/10/2014 8:02:20 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat
Lifted straight from a pretty amusing short autobiography at townhall.com
22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:27:02 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:29:34 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: VeniVidiVici; Mycroft Holmes; Gingersnap
I'm going to take an educated guess that says you will be in the decided minority on this thread with your views on Mike Adams.

Yes, as some have pointed out, they are not the same person. I don't know why, when I researched this issue before, it seemed like it was the same person.

It does not help that both are frequently linked here on FR, so all I see is the by-line.

I will not make this mistake again.

24 posted on 04/11/2014 4:09:51 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

That’s ok. I think we’ve all made similar mistakes at one time or another on here :)


25 posted on 04/11/2014 5:33:01 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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