Federal Appeal Filed Challenging Florida Atlantic University’s Unconstitutional “Outside Activities” Policy
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Miami, Florida – Attorneys for James Tracy filed an appeal to the 11th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of the summary judgment rulings granted by the District Court in favor of Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) and various public university officials. Tracy’s lawyers also argue that the jury verdict should be reversed and the Court should grant judgment in Tracy’s favor as a matter of law.
James Tracy was a distinguished tenured faculty member in FAU’s School of Communications who taught journalism history, communication theory, and courses on the media’s coverage of conspiracy theories. Tracy received awards for his work, regularly earned excellent reviews, and was a former president of the FAU faculty union.
Despite Tracy’s outstanding academic record, FAU fired Tracy in retaliation for controversial posts he made on his personal blog questioning the legitimacy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In January 2016, FAU terminated Tracy’s tenured professorship, falsely claiming he had been “insubordinate” for failing to disclose his blogging activity under its conflict of interest outside activity Policy.
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On appeal, it is argued that summary judgment should have been granted in Tracy’s favor by the District Court, since the Policy FAU used to terminate his professorship is unconstitutionally vague “because blogging is not mentioned as a potential conflict of interest, key terms used within the Policy are undefined, and FAU does not have a policy on blogging.
Over twenty professors have blogs or other online speech activities, and Tracy is the only one to have ever been required to report, much less disciplined, for failing to report under the Policy. This is all the more compelling given that Tracy’s blog was publically available and well known to FAU, and his speech was widely reported and highly controversial.”
The record demonstrates FAU’s Policy violates the First Amendment “because it fails to provide employees with a reasonable opportunity to understand what blogging it prohibits and authorizes” and the Policy “did not provide sufficient guidance as to what blogging had to be reported, it could not be enforced without reference to the content of an employee’s speech, thereby facilitating viewpoint discrimination targeting disfavored speech. Indeed, FAU found Tracy’s posting violated the Policy despite having no policy at all on blogging while it fully protected expression that it favored.”
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Additionally, Tracy’s lawyers argue that the jury verdict (that Tracy’s speech was not a motivating factor in his termination) is contrary to overwhelming evidence, and no reasonable jury could have determined that Tracy’s speech was not a motivating factor in his termination because:
- Tracy’s blogging was obviously not a conflict of interest;
- FAU’s reason for firing Tracy was legally insufficient;
- FAU’s history of disciplining and monitoring Tracy’s blog;
- FAU’s selective enforcement of a vague Policy;
- Evidence of complaints and negative publicity;
- FAU’s termination letter citing the blog; and
- FAU emails celebrating Tracy’s termination.
Moreover, the District Court wrongfully excluded evidence that directly impacted Tracy’s ability to enforce his rights at trial.
The full brief is available here.
Editor’s note: For further substantiation that Sandy Hook was a FEMA drill for gun control where no body died, see “Sandy Hook Update: Tracy loses, Wolfgang wins. The Deep State Strikes Back!”
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Patriots, Christians, Don't Give-Up
Gosh yes, we all hope and pray that Tracy is re-instated, and that this suit is successful, though one must remember the judiciary is notoriously corrupt, and Jew money (really CURRENCY, not real money), which is simply printed-up, legally counterfeited, by central-banks (see Mises.org for expo; use site search-engine), will be overwhelmingly applied to the judges in this case. So likelihood of success is LOW, for this case, un-fortunately–about as low as for the JFK assassination case against Lee H. Oswald, etc.
But at least it's opportunity to push for all possible publicity, and it would be great to get all the pictures displayed, including "sloppy sniper," Dave Wheeler, and the shot by Conn. State Police of the un-broken class-room windows, etc.
And never forget it, including this latest case by Tracy, must be part of a larger movement against the satanic society which has most recently pushed for gross censorship of I-net most clumsily and ham-handedly.
Satanist society is exposed, as always, by thematic Jew leadership, its power exerted for practical purposes by the criminal central-bank which defrauds, enslaves, and destroys the people, and which larger program includes genocide of Agenda-21 and -2030.
And note finally, the satanic society always sets-in in "declining" phase of the fading culture, in CYCLIC hist., after over-populated goons, scum, fools, suckers, and morons have over-taken the society, led by satanists and Jews, Jews always foremost satanists (extreme subjectivists) and collectivists–see Talmudical.blogspot.com, RevisionistReview.blogspot.com, and Come-and-hear.com for expo on Jews, Judaism.
Thus the culture and people need a real, genuine Christian revival, Christ = TRUTH (Gosp. JOHN 14:6), in accord w. the objective reality against Jew/satanic subjectivism and lies (JOHN 8:44). Amen.