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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:07 PM

24. It's tragic, but it's the correct decision.

She expressed her verbal opinion during an interview outside of work hours and away from her place of work. If they disciplined her for that, they'd just be making her a very wealthy woman. She would absolutely own their arses in court.

The First Amendment protects her, just as much as it protects us. Unless the school can demonstrate that she's behaving in a biased way on campus, or is expressing these views to her students at a school related function, there isn't a heck of a lot they can do. It would be extremely difficult for the school to show any sort of authority over her right to express herself, when the interview took place at a church on a weekend (I went back and watched the original interview again just to make sure).

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