Case Status: Settled on favorable terms -- Defendants agreed to a judgement in Prof. Willand's favor.

Willand v. Alexander

  • Federal District Courts

Prof. wins fight over politically correct speech restrictions

With CIR’s help, a Minnesota professor fought in federal court 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 chilled his First Amendment rights.