Willand v. Alexander
Prof. wins fight over politically correct speech restrictions
A Minnesota professor fought back in federal court, with CIR's help, to protect his rights to free speech and academic freedom. After putting a poster of General George Custer on his office door and otherwise deviating from a politically correct view of American history, Professor Jon Willand was disciplined and subjected to a series of restrictions on his speech. He was prohibited from saying anything that someone might find offensive. Willand's lawsuit also challenged a computer speech code that further chills his First Amendment rights. The case was settled when defendants agreed to a judgment for the plaintiff.
Visit a history site on Jamestown and Pocahontas that Willand couldn't access without risking his job!
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Last revised: 23-Jul-2013