NEWS BRIEFS: Attorney Says “FL Legislature Can Restrict (Public Higher Ed) Professsors’ Speech Because Their Speech is the Government’s Speech”

FROM THE TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, a Gannett Newspaper in the USAToday network: Last Friday “An attorney, Charles Cooper of the Cooper & Kirk law firm, representing education officials appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, told a federal appeals court: ‘In the classroom, the professor’s speech is the government’s speech, and the government can restrict professors on a content-wide basis and restrict them from offering viewpoints that are contrary.’ The remarks came during oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals over a key provision of DeSantis’ much-touted Stop WOKE Act, which limits discussion of race, gender, and other topics in state university classrooms.” Read more here.

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