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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

From Fox News

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia school district didn't violate a teacher's free-speech rights by removing Christian-themed postings from his classroom walls, a federal judge has ruled.

In her ruling filed last week, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith said William Lee's posters at Tabb High School were part of his instructional tools and school curriculum and were subject to school review.

Lee, a Spanish teacher who advises the school's Christian students club, had displayed news articles about President Bush's religious faith, a National Day of Prayer flier and a depiction of George Washington praying at Valley Forge.

Officials removed the postings from Lee's classroom in 2004 after a parent complained, but they allowed some to stay, including a photo of Boy Scouts praying in memory of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Lee argued that his bulletin boards at the school in Yorktown, about 65 miles southeast of Richmond, were a limited public forum open for teachers' private expression and speech.

Smith disagreed, saying the case "is not about what free-speech rights Lee has as an individual expressing himself on private property. Rather, this case is a question about what free-speech rights Lee has as a public school teacher-employee."

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This is unbelievable. You don't have free speech rights on public property? Guess we should arrest the smelly mob that shows up on public university grounds like UC-Irvine to protest Big Mo' cartoons.

Hey, judge! You are a fucking idiot. You ought to sue your law school for fraud, cause you don't know shit about the law.

I don't care if the teacher was posting religious stuff or not. He has the right to free speech, on public property or his own property. Whether it was religious or not is beside the issue.


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