Sunday, August 24, 2014

Brian Leiter, "University of Illinois Repeals the First Amendment for its Faculty"

Leiter is the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy and Human Values at the University of Chicago.  He argues that "Chancellor Wise and Chairman Kennedy have made statements that commit the University of Illinois to illegal because unconstitutional courses of action. They should resign, or be removed from office, before doing further damage to one of the nation's great research universities. Their public statements make clear they are unfit to lead academic institutions in which both freedom of speech and freedom of research and inquiry are upheld."  Read his piece, here.


  1. Why do so many people think that Brian Leiter's first name is "Bruce"? (Not the first time I've seen this mistake.)

  2. Thanks - we changed the typo. Just very busy here.