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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:49 PM

Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti-conservative bias

Source: Associated Press

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
Updated 11:45 am, Sunday, April 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments this week on whether the firing was the result of a provocative blog post or his conduct.

Former Marquette University professor John McAdams sued the private Catholic school in 2016, arguing that he lost his job for exercising his freedom of speech by expressing his disapproval of what he believes was a teacher's attempt to shut down a discussion about opposition to gay marriage.

However, the school has always said that it was not what the professor wrote that led to his firing, but rather his "doxing" of a graduate student instructor in a blog post . Doxing is the practice of publicizing someone's personal identifying information online to subject them to harassment.

"Had he written the exact same blog post and not included the student-teacher's name and contact information he would not have been disciplined," said Ralph Weber, Marquette's attorney. "He's being disciplined for his conduct, not any viewpoint."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Wisconsin-professor-says-firing-shows-12835590.php





John McAdams, on the right.

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Reply Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti-conservative bias (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2018 OP
pecosbob Apr 2018 #1
Liberalhammer Apr 2018 #2
PaulX2 Apr 2018 #3
Adrahil Apr 2018 #4
cp Apr 2018 #5
xor Apr 2018 #6
MarcA Apr 2018 #7
maxrandb Apr 2018 #8
Aristus Apr 2018 #9
GulfCoast66 Apr 2018 #10
reACTIONary Apr 2018 #11
Cha Apr 2018 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:53 PM

1. What is shows is not bias against conservatives...

but conservatives' disregard for rule of law.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. Oh god

I hate that guy and esienburg as well. Walker stooges both.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:06 PM

3. Modern Conservatism Is Based On Lies Why Should Our Kids Be Subjected To This Crap?

In almost every way, conservatism is simply a fraud. From tax cuts increase revenue to trickle down madness. I understand resistance to change, but pretty much every other "conservative thing" is simply based on lies, and untruths.

I don't want my kids being told lies to distract them from the fact that the 1% is robbing them, and destroying their planet for profit, while controlling most of the government.

Conservative Professor = Fired For Dishonesty And Fraud = Fine with me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:18 PM

4. Conservatives often confuse Freedom of Speech....

With the right to speak without repercussions.

Marquette denies that they fired the professor for his conservatives views, but they would not be legally stopped form doing so.

A friend of mine teaches (indeed is a DEAN) at a Christian University. All faculty there are required to sign a statement of faith in order to work there, and are barred from publicly expressing positions in direct opposition to that faith. (though this is NOT a nut job evangelical university). And I guarantee you "Liberty" University would happily fire anyone expressing support for gay marriage.

A public university is another story, of course.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:29 PM

5. Another bully

who whines and snivels when he's called out.
How much is this costing Wisconsin taxpayers?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:00 PM

6. I have little sympathy for people's perceived loss of free speech when they

release personal information about others onto the internet. This is regardless of who they are or what they believe.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:26 PM

7. Just another abuser getting what he deserves n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:26 PM

8. Ahem...Dear Mr McAdams

"Go fuck yourself sideways with a First Edition hard cover copy of Atlas Shrugged you worthless piece of amphibian shit!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 07:38 PM

9. That's him on the right?

Dear God, he should be locked up by the fashion police. Those pants and clip-on suspenders are a crime...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 08:24 PM

10. Private Catholic school. He is not suing for 1st Amendment violation

He is just setting it up that way. He is suing for contract violation.

He has no freedom of speech there. If Marquette loses they will just add new language to contracts dictating limits on speech by staff.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:04 PM

11. Exactly, this is.....

,.. an "academic freedom," not a freedom of speech, issue . And as you note, tenure is a contractual, not a constitutional concern .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:15 AM

12. And, just like a "Con" to lie about why he/she

was fired.

Hope the Wisconsin supreme court busts him.

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