Monthly Archives: August 2012

Loretta Capeheart in a Mixed Decision Ruled “Unripe” in Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

I call Capeheart v. Terrell a “mixed” decision. It did not invoke the Garcetti v Ceballos case, the dreaded case that prohibits public employees while performing their duties from criticising their employers: “When public employees make statements pursuant to their official … Continue reading

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Abstract of Paper for Delivery in Washington DC on Kirstein Academic Freedom Case

The AAUP Shared Governance Conference in October will be the venue. “Ten Years On: The Kirstein Suspension Case, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom” Abstract: Ten years ago Kirstein was sanctioned in the most controversial academic freedom suspension case of the … Continue reading

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Rapes, Congressperson William Todd Akin and Free Speech Under the Constitution

It is outrageous for the Republican establishment to demand Congressperson Todd Akin end his bid for a Missouri Senate seat for his “legitimate rape” statement. He was merely expressing an opinion and did not engage in foul, racist or overtly sexist language. … Continue reading

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American Association of University Professors Announces October Investigation of National Louis University

August 13, 2012 Dr. Nivine Megahed                                                                                                                        President                                                                                                                                      National Louis University                                                                                                                  122 South Michigan Avenue                                                                                                              Chicago, Illinois 60603 I am writing to follow-up on my letter of July 17 notifying you and others of the names of the members of the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima 67 Years On: “Hiroshima and Spinning the Atom: America, Britain, and Canada Proclaim the Nuclear Age, August 6, 1945.”

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda center, offers silent prayer during the ceremony to mark the 67th anniversarty of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News) from the Atlanta … Continue reading

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Quebec – Teachers’ Petition / Manifesto for the protection of democracy and of students’ right to protest

To sign the manifesto, please send your name and school affiliation to the following email address: Your support matters, because as in the United States, they are defending the principles of our social and political democracy. I chose to … Continue reading

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