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originally posted by: tavi45
It sounds like she wasn't making any sort of real argument about anything. She just finds same sex attraction and sex perverse. I don't see how that fits in an academic setting. It's supposed to be informed debate not yelling of personal opinions. If you are discussing the rise of the Soviet Union and you just scream out "communists are disgusting monsters" that's not really constructive.
The lawsuit alleges the teacher violated her own syllabus, which called for "open minds" to examine "representations of a plethora of genders and sexualities." Instead, Pompeo says, she was accused of resorting to "hate speech," and the professor refused to grade her paper.
First Amendment Standards … The Court’s analysis of the merits of Plaintiff’s First Amendment claim involves three questions: (1) is Plaintiff speech protected speech? (2) in what type of forum did Plaintiff’s speech occur? and (3) do the justifications for restricting speech proffered by Defendants satisfy the First Amendment standard applicable to the type of forum in question…. The first two inquiries are not seriously in dispute. Defendants concede that Plaintiff’s speech is protected by the First Amendment and all parties agree that under governing Tenth Circuit precedent a university classroom is a nonpublic forum. Axson-Flynn v. Johnson, 356 F.3d 1277, 1285 (10th Cir. 2004).
In 2001, Armijo was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. Armijo was confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 2001 on a Senate vote and received her commission on November 12, 2001. She became Chief Judge of the court on October 1, 2012. en.m.wikipedia.org...
The intimacy follows in a later scene when Charbonneau tracks Shaver to her downtown hotel room and initiates a long, erotic love scene which isn't at all pornographic or exploitative. The two women love one another, but one is after all an uptight distinguished author and the other, though equally intelligent, goes with the flow, as they say, and has been "kicked out of college for unnatural acts." www.imdb.com...
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
. . . when the student did exactly what she was told, and expressed her own feelings, just because you don't agree with them, is no reason to deny her a grade for a subject that she is taking and has paid money for.
when you do that you are saying that, i don't like your thoughts and i'm gonna hold that against you and withhold your grade.
bold emphasis mine, so in that context it could appear she was describing how it made HER(pompeo) feel and such things tend to be relevant at least to supreme court
: wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or offensive
questioned whether a "university can have a legitimate pedagogical interest in inviting students to engage in `incendiary' and provocative speech on a topic and then punishing a student because he or she did just that." "Simply because Plaintiff expressed views about homosexuality that some people may deem offensive does not derive her views of First Amendment protection,"
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
www.courthousenews.com... and one more link that adds a few more words the teacher was offended by that i wont post here because of t and c
originally posted by: Petros312
According to her lawyer, the premise of the law suit is that colleges are supposed to be places that encourage free speech and debate. Looks to me like her professor was debating and the student, Monica Pompeo, just wanted to blurt out her opinion as loud and rude as she could. It's yet another example of someone defining "free speech" as saying whatever you want with no consequences for what you say.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
The only speech that should have any disciplinary "consequences" is speech that incites violence!
She told Ms. Pompeo that the language used in her paper was the kind of language that would incite violence and endanger people's lives," the complaint states.