Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday November 28th 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 Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed?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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Former College Pres. Personally Liable for $50,000 in Student Rights Case

Former College Pres. Personally Liable for $50,000 in Student Rights Case

William Creeley, TheFIRE ATLANTA, February 1, 2013—A federal jury today found former Valdosta State University (VSU) President Ronald M. Zaccari personally liable for $50,000 for violating the due process rights of former student Hayden Barnes in the case of Barnes v. Zaccari. In May 2007, Zaccari expelled Barnes for peacefully protesting [...]

Campus Courts Shouldn’t Handle Sexual Assault Charges

Campus Courts Shouldn’t Handle Sexual Assault Charges

William Creeley, TheFIRE Writing this week in The Huffington Post, the Student Press Law Center's Adam Goldstein argues that campus judiciaries are ill-suited for adjudicating claims of sexual assault. Prompted by recent revelations in the national press about Oklahoma State University's shocking failure to report a student accused of serial [...]

Eastern Michigan U Settles with Expelled Counseling Student

Eastern Michigan U Settles with Expelled Counseling Student

William Creeley, TheFIRE The Detroit Free Press reported on Monday that Eastern Michigan University (EMU) will pay former graduate student Julea Ward $75,000 to settle Ward's lawsuit against the university. Ward filed suit in 2009 after being dismissed from EMU's graduate counseling program for inquiring about the possibility of referring a gay [...]

Victory for Freedom of the Press at Ithaca College

Victory for Freedom of the Press at Ithaca College

William Creeley, TheFIRE In a victory for freedom of the press, Ithaca College President Tom Rochon announced this week that a restrictive media policy implemented early last month has now been rescinded. The controversial policy had required all student media outlets seeking to interview Ithaca administrators to route their requests through [...]

Jerry Coyne: ‘Free speech on campus in peril’

Jerry Coyne: ‘Free speech on campus in peril’

William Creeley, TheFIRE Noted evolutionary biologist, author, and University of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne has kind words for FIRE's work on his blog Why Evolution is True this week. In an entry titled "Free speech on campus in peril," Coyne reacts to FIRE President Greg Lukianoff's recent op-ed in The New York Times. Coyne notes [...]

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