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2019-06-17 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
With a Huge Punitive Damage Award, the Oberlin Verdict Becomes Even More Meaningful
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 large networks of nonprofit, pro-bono lawyers to turn the free-speech tide on campus

Thank God for these wonderful people. It was a much needed reprieve after the depressing way courts handled the Jussie "wolf wolf !" Smollet case. One good blow to the 'implied racism' blackmail industry and the African-American Shoplifters Cooperative.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-17 02:18||   2019-06-17 02:18|| Front Page Top

#2 I'd just like to see the 'INDIVIDUALS' that drove this, aka administrators and employees, have to pay up big time also.

Sock it to Oberlin but don't forget who drove the bus.
Posted by AlanC 2019-06-17 07:49||   2019-06-17 07:49|| Front Page Top

#3 Deep pockets are what tort attorneys live for. If the "higher learning" mills imagine they are sacred and immune in some way, they are in for a rude awakening.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-17 08:03||   2019-06-17 08:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Wonder how long before those TV and radio commercials appear in 'college towns'. Thar's gold in them thar hills!

sic a dog on a dog
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-17 08:06||   2019-06-17 08:06|| Front Page Top

#5 I think (according to some of the notes I was reading on Legal Insurrection, which I may have interpreted wrong), that the college was being held directly responsible for the actions of the individuals (who were actually named in the lawsuit) because they were acting in their official capacity while they were doing it.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-06-17 13:43||   2019-06-17 13:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Overall the tide seems to be turning. The SC overturned the gay cake debacle. SO there seems to be a little progress when we start to fight back.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-06-17 14:17||   2019-06-17 14:17|| Front Page Top

#7 ...technically they sent it back to the state court to 'reconsider' in light of SCOTUS' Colorado decision. If they choose poorly, I suspect it will be overturned setting an even clearer precedent to read the 1st Amendment as having the overriding say on the issue.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-17 18:51||   2019-06-17 18:51|| Front Page Top

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