September 6, 2013
Appeals Court Shields Professor's Criticism of Washington State U. Administration
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that the First Amendment protects a Washington State University professor's calls for change at his institution, handing a major victory to advocates of the idea that college faculty members have speech rights beyond those afforded other public employees.
In a decision handed down Wednesday, a three-member panel of Ninth Circuit judges held