Judge rules professor’s opinion columns not protected by First Amendment

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
March 17, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Judge rules professor’s opinion columns
not protected by First Amendment

ADF attorneys considering appeal of decision in lawsuit
against UNC-Wilmington

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Monday that nationally syndicated opinion columns written by a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington are not protected by the First Amendment because he referred to them on a promotion application.

ADF attorneys argue that the university refused to promote Dr. Mike Adams to full professor because of his religious beliefs and political viewpoints, as espoused through his columns.  They are considering their options for appealing the decision.

Case Name:  Adams v. The Trustees of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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