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.


10_worst_PR_754The 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.