Fox News Forgets Fact in Christian Graduation Speech Story
AAsch at aol.com
AAsch at aol.com
Sun Aug 6 09:20:50 PDT 2006
I much appreciate the kind words (particularly coming from the author of the
conlaw book I still use and have been using since law school).
There was actually another interesting fact about the Erica Corder case in
Monument, CO that wasn't in the Fox News story. Erica Corder's father is on
the board of directors of James Dobson's Focus on the Family which is based
near there (the father's connection to FoF is reported in the Colorado Springs
Gazette). If anyone's interested, I took my argument to the Colorado Springs
Gazette online forum in more extended written form at:
What I'm having difficulty figuring out, however, is exactly where to draw
the line in graduation speech preapproval cases. Does anyone have any good
citations (or opinions) on when preapproval of a message becomes endorsement?
Also, how do high schools fashion preapproval policies so they are not arbitrary
In a message dated 8/1/2006 2:38:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
SLevinson at law.utexas.edu writes:
I much appreciate the video. I think it IS relevant inasmuch as it
raises the whole issue of "pre-approval" of valedictorian's speeches.
The video rightly suggests that such a practice is itself dubious. I
share Bob Nagel's view that valedictorians should be allowed to say
anything and everything, inasmuch as they won the right to present a
speech on the basis of academic achievement alone. BUT, if a district
asks to listen to speeches in advance, as apparently was the case, and
she did a "bait-and-switch," I find it more understandable that the
school district would be irate, even if they were a bit ham-handed in
refusing to give her the diploma.
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Subject: Fox News Forgets Fact in Christian Graduation Speech Story
I've just released another video at: _Fox News Forgets Fact in Christian
Graduation Speech Story_ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafkek_--ug)
(if the link doesn't work, the URL is
_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafkek_--ug_ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafkek_--ug) )
It's 3 minutes 17 seconds long, but 2+ minutes is the actual Fox News story.
It involves the case of Erica Corder in Monument, CO which has gotten some
coverage, but not a lot. The story quotes University of Colorado School of Law
Prof. Robert Nagel.
I hope announcing this video on the LISTSERV is on topic and not unwelcome.
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