Prof. wins fight over politically correct speech restrictions

Courtesy of Old Army Press

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. Visit a history site on Jamestown and Pocahontas that Willand couldn’t access without risking his job!

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

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