Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday November 26th 2014

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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Rock Bottom Free Speech at Rock Valley College?

SHAWN CLARK, THEFIRE.ORG

It sounds like hard times for free speech rights at Rock Valley College in Illinois, according to The Rock River Times.

The public college was recently sued by a student, with assistance from the Rutherford Institute, for allegedly violating his right to access bulletin boards on campus. According to the Times article, student Dominic Celletti was attempting to post flyers on bulletin boards around campus that encouraged students to read the Constitution. When he sought permission to do so, he was told he could post flyers on only two bulletin boards on the entire campus. (College policy limits postings by individual students to “designated ‘Free Speech’ boards” only.)

While the college has the right to establish reasonable time, place, and manner regulations, limiting individual student postings to just two bulletin boards on campus may well be overly restrictive, particularly depending upon the size and location of those boards. And if the court finds for the student, it would hardly be the first time that a court ordered a university to open up more of its campus to free speech.

Either way, FIRE will keep you updated as this lawsuit progresses.

Sean Clark is Vice President of Operations at FIRE.


Used with the permission of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.