April 7th, 2011

DAVID T. BEITO: An Important Victory for Academic Freedom (UNC-Wilmington)


Professor Mike Adams deserves much praise for bringing this case. A federal court has dealt the University of North Carolina- Wilmington a well-deserved rebuff:

A lower court had said that Adams’ speeches and columns on matters of public concern were not protected by the First Amendment and instead constituted “official” speech as part of his job duties. The 4th Circuit disagreed, finding that Adams’ columns and speeches constituted protected, private speech and that university officials could be held personally liable for damages should Adams ultimately prevail in the case.