Scalia, Religion and the Constitution
Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church & State writes on one aspect of Antonin Scalia's legacy:
Scalia was a big fan of the idea that government should be able to “honor” our traditions by endorsing religion in a general way. (This concept, by the way, is found nowhere in our Constitution – so much for “originalism.”) He didn’t seem to understand or to care how various forms of government-sponsored religion infringed on the rights of the people who don’t share those views.
The Worst Campuses for Free Speech
What are the Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech? FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) has released its list.
Student T-Shirt Self Expression
ACLU of Northern California wins a case for student free expression:
the Manteca Unified School District voted to update the dress code as part of a settlement with the ACLU of Northern California, which sued two Sierra High School officials on behalf of a lesbian student in October 2015. Eleventh-grader Taylor Victor was singled out, chastised, and censored after wearing a shirt to school identifying herself as a proud member of the LGBT community. The dress code has been updated district-wide to make it clear that students can express their own identity and their support for other students’ identities – including identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected groups.
Theater Censorship in Oklahoma?
An interesting report from the University of Oklahoma:
Some Oklahoma State University students and a theater professor claim the exploration of transgender and other gender issues caused their production to be moved from the main stage.