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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 02:46 PM

You're not required to like this guy's opinions one bit. But do you know what you can do about that?

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Last year, a U.S. district judge issued a totally bonkers 1A decision allowing a public university to discipline a med student for non-disruptive off-campus political speech on social media. A federal appeals court just let that ruling stand. https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/18/18-2149.pdf



https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/18/18-2149.pdf

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Reply You're not required to like this guy's opinions one bit. But do you know what you can do about that? (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 OP
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2019 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #2
unblock Nov 2019 #3
MyOwnPeace Nov 2019 #4
TheRealNorth Nov 2019 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. "But do you know what you can about that?"

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Whoops. Typo. I edited the line.

The post is about 1A.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:29 PM

3. not sure i see the problem here

first off, there's no such thing as "off-campus" speech on social media. social media is everywhere it's accessible, on and off campus, unless we're talking about certain specific issues that may arise from where a server is located - not the case here.

not sure it's unreasonable for a medical school, even a public one, to want its medical students to behave professionally, and to avoid doing things like accusing all democrats of supporting a genocide on babies and of being worse than nazis, which is basically what this guy did.

his discipline basically consisted of some getting some guidance about professional behavior and rewriting the facebook post "passionately, but professionally". presumably this mostly meant dropping the expletives.


i it's a bit different at the undergraduate level. for a professional school where an official certification to practice a profession dealing with the public is in the offing, i don't think it's unreasonable to impose certain behavioral standards.

frankly i do not want this person to be my doctor if i have any say in the matter.

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 03:44 PM

4. Clearly stated and explained........

Thank you!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 04:11 PM

5. Essentially this is akin to private workers being punished

For not "towing the company line." You may say that what the student said was offensive, but that can be a subjective standard.

We have already seen some workers get fired for social media posts critical to Trump. Do you want to see the State legislatures to start passing laws that schools can expel students that are critical of the President?

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