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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Free speech was never more than bait

Two federal judges have ruled that hate speech trumps free speech:
Feeling that the university violated his rights, Meriwether brought a lawsuit against the university late in 2018, aided by Alliance Defending Freedom. He argued that the university violated his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments by punishing him for his speech in addressing students and his refusal to refer to Doe as a woman and thereby “lend credence to cultural ideas Dr. Meriwether does not share or wish to advance.”

On September 5, 2019, U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Litkovitz, to whom the case had been assigned, completely dismissed Meriwether’s complaint.  The crux of her ruling was that (citing a 1989 Sixth Circuit case), “Universities may sanction professors whose pedagogical attitudes and teaching methods do not conform to institutional standards.” Thus, First Amendment rights and academic freedom fall before the scythe of “institutional standards” shaped by the perceived need to satisfy the most aggressive “woke” students.

Then, on February 12, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott upheld Judge Litkovitz’s dismissal of the case. Meriwether’s attorneys immediately appealed the dismissal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
There is no free speech. It's nothing more than an attempt to overturn Christian blasphemy laws, many of which are still on the books in various jurisdictions. All free speech has ever been is an attempt to convince Western civilization to put down its guard and allow the wicked to freely spread their propaganda and wizard spells.

In the mouths of the wicked, "freedom" is just the English translation of non serviam.

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41 Comments:

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid March 25, 2020 12:40 PM  

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Women judges is only a symptom, but it is a bad one.

Blogger A. Castelló March 25, 2020 12:44 PM  

The first thing to do when hearing about individuals contributing to the teardown of the host nation's legal systems: check Early Life
Dlott was born in Dayton, Ohio, on September 11, 1949, to Jewish Russian immigrant parents.

Blogger [Redacted] March 25, 2020 12:53 PM  

Pandemic. Economic collapse. Karen. Having been deprived of managers to complain to, she has embraced a managerless world and became Judge Karen.

Blogger pyrrhus March 25, 2020 12:54 PM  

Two females in black robes rule against free speech....duh! And magistrates have no legal standing anyway....Like to see what happens on appeal, because other Federal Courts have ruled the other way.

Blogger MaskettaMan March 25, 2020 12:57 PM  

You can't yell "Fire!" In a crowded theater. Whether you think that's right or wrong, free speech has been dead ever since that ruling came down.

Blogger Section 8A March 25, 2020 12:59 PM  

The cancerous SJW mind is so addled it never even considers "what happens with this ruling when I and my SJW kind are not in control of the institutions?"

Blogger Gettimothy March 25, 2020 1:00 PM  

The Law is a racket.

You knew this was coming. Karen Litkovitz is just legislating the outcome she wants using any pretext to justify it.

This is what Ginserberg does, and the rest of the feministas on the bench do.


Fsck them; Fsck their laws.



Blogger Andrew Jackson March 25, 2020 1:02 PM  

Both are stupid women!

Blogger TiredPoorHungry March 25, 2020 1:03 PM  

Free Speech? When Donald Trump tries to emphasize the importance of going back to work, MSM cameras go into loud machine gun mode. Totally distracting, but good to know that the dot matrix technology is still being used.

Blogger Silly but True March 25, 2020 1:04 PM  

I’d say wait until it comes before Trump’s SCOTUS, but then I remembered Roberts is still Chief Justice.

Blogger Akulkis March 25, 2020 1:06 PM  

Two female (((judges))).

They need to go back.

Of course, now they've put themselves on the radar, so Stormona-chan might get them.

Blogger pyrrhus March 25, 2020 1:09 PM  

Just to be clear, a Magistrate is a flunky who recommends stuff for a particular Federal judge...there is only one ruling here, the Judge's.....

Blogger glueballs March 25, 2020 1:12 PM  

Franklin, Paine and Rush may have been hanged, or at least pilloried, if they had failed to retain anonymity. One penny bets Judge Kethledge writes this one himself and he acknowledges the university is a public institution with open enrollment, thus, only speech tantamount to yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre (not anymore, hah) can be sanctioned, and failure to yield to political correctness is not that res. 0.01

Blogger DannyDanger March 25, 2020 1:17 PM  

On Magistrate Judge Litkovitz:
"She practiced law from 1986 to 1993 as a senior attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati."

The staff picture of said Legal Aid Society says 1000 words: https://www.lascinti.org/what-we-do/

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants March 25, 2020 1:19 PM  

Yes, you can.

Blogger Scuzzaman March 25, 2020 1:20 PM  

In the mouths of the wicked, "freedom" is just the English translation of ‘non serviam.’

This.

A palpable hit.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 25, 2020 1:27 PM  

Hurry. We have to save this society.
Reads article...
Let the wolves have them

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 March 25, 2020 1:30 PM  

Akulkis wrote:Two female (((judges))).

They need to go back.

Of course, now they've put themselves on the radar, so Stormona-chan might get them.


My observation as well. They aren't American. They're Israeli.

Of course, they don't want to deport to Israel because pornography is outlawed there and it would infringe on their free speech rights.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 25, 2020 1:32 PM  

Silly but True wrote:I’d say wait until it comes before Trump’s SCOTUS, but then I remembered Roberts is still Chief Justice.
Buy that man a pillow!

Blogger Jack Amok March 25, 2020 1:37 PM  

The cancerous SJW mind is so addled it never even considers "what happens with this ruling when I and my SJW kind are not in control of the institutions?"

For all their talk of non-binary sexuality, they are quite binary when it comes to power. Either they have it or they don't. If they don't have power, they don't really care if their opponents have a little or a lot. If it's more than zero, they're triggered. Being out of power and unable to push other people around is already the biggest calamity they could imagine. Being out of power and unprotected by covenants is not really that much worse in their minds.

Besides, they assume we'll be principled cucks who straighten our bowties and strenuously refuse to stoop to their level.

Blogger Up from the pond March 25, 2020 1:46 PM  

Every single time.

Blogger FrankNorman March 25, 2020 1:52 PM  

People with such open contempt for the Anglosphere's values should not be allowed to serve as judges.

Why is the Left making transgenderism their hill to die on?

Blogger Stilicho March 25, 2020 2:21 PM  

He will call it a tax. Cuckservatives will refuse to consider whether it is a tax actually authorized by the Constitution.

Normal Americans will go further down the path of ignoring the courts. The state"s crisis of legitimacy grows wider and deeper. 2033 approacheth.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid March 25, 2020 3:28 PM  

Jack Amok wrote:The cancerous SJW mind is so addled it never even considers "what happens with this ruling when I and my SJW kind are not in control of the institutions?"

For all their talk of non-binary sexuality, they are quite binary when it comes to power.


The reality and acquisition of Power is the substrate axiom of post modernism. This behavior you observe is rational from the perspective their ideology provides, and pointing this out to those who buy into it will do nothing.

Blogger Tom d March 25, 2020 3:34 PM  

I assume from Vox's fire any Gamma in your organization immediately, the general tenure of this site is to support the idea of "Fire at Will" or fire without cause. If the university is run by converged Gammas, this would be the double side to the blade. However, the university is likely to not last long as either new teachers won't want to teach there and the student enrollment will rapidly dry up as seen in other examples.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare March 25, 2020 4:04 PM  

I was thinking about it, and I think one of the differences between theocracy and Christian blasphemy laws in this case is that, in the former case, the clerics and the dogma of the religion literally *are* the law and the government, whereas -in the latter case- the religion is the inspiration for, but not the source or issuer of, the law in question.

To the folks who say free speech is the only way to prevent bloodshed due to differences in doctrine, etc, well, we had literal official State Churches in different States for a very long time, and no civil wars started.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 March 25, 2020 4:36 PM  

FrankNorman wrote:People with such open contempt for the Anglosphere's values should not be allowed to serve as judges.

Why is the Left making transgenderism their hill to die on?


Because if they can succeed, they can do whatever they want.

In their minds, laws shape reality itself and are not merely a reflection of reality.

Blogger mike March 25, 2020 6:37 PM  

I don't think there's problem with free speech. It's only a medium, the root causes like fake science are the problem

Blogger Solon March 25, 2020 6:38 PM  

Every. Single. Damn. Time.

When, O God, will you rid us of these turbulent (((judges)))?

Blogger Unknown March 25, 2020 7:51 PM  

The Courts, are as usual, full of shi....
Example
Asbury University fired a coach who was having a Lesbian affair with a student (Asbury fired two professors, previously for having affairs with students, both heterosexual). The coach sued Asbury for discrimination and Asbury took the case to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Guess what happened? The court rules against Asbury and Asbury had to pay over a million dollars to the female coach.
We ALL know what the courts in the above case would have ruled.
God bless, Michael
God bless, Michael

Blogger papabear March 25, 2020 8:22 PM  

2 Ginsburg 2.0? This revolution must be stopped and rolled back.

Blogger Manuel March 25, 2020 8:41 PM  

Judge Susan. Judge Karen. my God what have we done?

Blogger Joe Smith March 25, 2020 10:19 PM  

@20 Unfortunately they assume that with good reason, historically. The tide is shifting though.

Blogger nightskyradio March 25, 2020 11:02 PM  

Susan Dlott was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1995. In 2002, she approved an anti-profiling agreement in the wake of the riots one year earlier. In 2011, members of the Occupy movement squatted downtown, disrupting business and making a mess, but Dlott ordered police to not arrest or remove them.

She's married to Stanley M. Chesley, known as "The Prince of Torts" and "The Master of Disaster." He was chief litigation attorney in the lawsuit about the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the first lawsuit to use the concept of "enterprise liability." He was involved in a scandal with the fen-phen diet supplement case, and was disbarred. Even other lawyers can't stand him.

Real nice couple.

Blogger Matthew Hopkins (MHN) / Sam Smith March 26, 2020 7:47 AM  

@VD Ego colam.

Blogger Darren March 26, 2020 9:45 AM  

LET THEM STARVE.

Same as #BigTech -- just like Netflix losing a big chunk of subscribers in the west, once they went Full Convergence.
Added bonus to unplugging from the streaming nonsense: freed up *time* every evening, to connect with other people in the RL, or at least get caught up with VD blog and Unauthorized videos, etc.

Blogger MJ March 26, 2020 11:58 AM  

You don't even have to bother checking Litkovitz.

Blogger Akulkis March 26, 2020 1:32 PM  

"Same as #BigTech -- just like Netflix losing a big chunk of subscribers in the west, once they went Full Convergence."

They're going to lose more.

Idiots are running their login/primary connection servers on Windows. Server process has crashed, so Netflix has a 100% customer service outage.

Since it's on Windows, and the admins are prohibited from coming into work, the admins can't log in remotely and restart the process.

Just like Africa, LoseDOS always Wins,

Blogger liberranter March 27, 2020 1:54 AM  

It's probably too late for the USSA, but for the new nations that emerge from its ruins, it is IMPERATIVE that they keep their justice system free of jewjes and prevent the formation of a jewduciary. It's really the only chance they will have of preserving freedom and preventing a recurrence of what happened with the USA turning into the USSA.

Blogger MEGAMUS Maximus March 27, 2020 3:16 AM  

It's time for the faithful to turn their plows hares to swords and genocide the wicked with a song of joy in their hearts.

Blogger Dont Worry About Me March 29, 2020 3:59 PM  

Idealism is reflected in those who desire them most. Free Speech is gamma idealism. The freedom to challenge Alphas. Alphas dont need free speech. Neither do Sigmas.

Protecting Gamma speech is a waste of time. So was the entire Enlightenment.

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