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HUGE Court Win for Professor Fired by University for Defending Traditional Marriage

Lisa Bourne : Jul 9, 2018 : Lifesitenews.com

The case pitting the outspoken political science professor against the University with liberal repute had gotten national attention with implications for what is viewed by many as a battle between political correctness and freedom of speech on college campuses nationwide.

(Milwaukee, WI)—[Lifesitenews.com] The professor forced out by a Jesuit-run Catholic university for blogging about an undergrad student being assailed by his teacher for his having voiced defense of marriage has won in court. (Photo: Professor John McAdams/ via LifeSiteNews)

In a landmark decision Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Marquette University violated John McAdams' right to free speech when it suspended him for writing the blog post, and it ordered the University to restore McAdams immediately with his full rank, tenure, compensation and benefits.

"The undisputed facts show that the University breached its contract with Dr. McAdams when it suspended him for engaging in activity protected by the contract's guarantee of academic freedom," court documents say.

The Court wrote further that, "We reverse the circuit court and ... order the University to immediately reinstate Dr. McAdams with unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation, and benefits."

Breaking details were shared on Twitter by Weekly Standard author Charlie Sykes.

The ruling from Wisconsin's high court comes three years into litigation over the 2014 blog post.

McAdams sued the Jesuit-run University in 2015 for breach of his employment contract after it moved to fire him when he refused to apologize for exposing the graduate instructor who had quashed opposition of same-sex "marriage" in her class.

Marquette prevailed in the first round at the trial court, and McAdams appealed. The Supreme Court agreed earlier this year to bypass the Court of Appeals and hear the case immediately, with arguments made before the Court in April.

Marquette alleged McAdams had violated professional responsibility toward graduate-student teacher Cheryl Abbate, causing her direct, irreparable harm with the November 9, 2014 blog post.

McAdams has continually disputed the assertion, telling LifeSiteNews the blog post was a pretext, and that Marquette has wanted to get rid of him for a long time.

The case pitting the outspoken political science professor against the University with liberal repute had gotten national attention with implications for what is viewed by many as a battle between political correctness and freedom of speech on college campuses nationwide. Various groups had weighed in in the case via amicus briefs...

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