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When Judicial Deference Becomes Dereliction of Duty
National Review ^ | Dec 30, 2017 | George Will

Posted on 12/30/2017 9:38:41 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Edited on 12/30/2017 11:39:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Wisconsin’s supreme court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate. Although just a graduate student, she already had a precocious aptitude for academic nastiness.

On October 8, in an undergraduate course she was teaching on ethics, when the subject of same-sex marriage arose there was no debate because, a student said, Abbate insisted that there could be no defensible opposition to this. (Marquette is a Jesuit school.) After class, the student told her that he opposed same-sex marriage and her discouraging of debate about it. She replied (he recorded their interaction) that “there are some opinions that are not appropriate that are harmful . . . do you know whether anyone in the class is homosexual? . . . In this class homophobic comments . . . will not be tolerated.” The student’s appeals to Abbate’s superiors were unavailing (the chairman of her philosophy department referred to the student as an “insulin [sic] little twerp”), so he gave John C. McAdams his recording of Abbate rebuffing him.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; censorship; gaystapo; hatespeech; tolerance
I wouldn't mind if Trump took a break from beating up the media and turned his bully pulpit on campus political correctness. Expose the schools that clamp down on Conservative thought and let the market do the rest.
1 posted on 12/30/2017 9:38:41 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

“Expose the schools that clamp down on Conservative thought and let the market do the rest.”

and pull out any Fed government funding if they don’t shape up on the First Amendment.


2 posted on 12/30/2017 10:09:51 PM PST by LouieFisk
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

41st year teaching.....good grief. Time for the person to retire. Why do Baby Boomers refuse to leave? This person will have a great pension and another younger person can take the job. This is good news quite frankly.


3 posted on 12/30/2017 10:18:49 PM PST by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: napscoordinator
This is good news quite frankly.

I don't suppose you're kidding ?

4 posted on 12/30/2017 10:44:30 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: napscoordinator

You forgot the “/sarc” annotation in your post.


5 posted on 12/30/2017 11:35:33 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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