Court finds some free speech for teachers

William Fletcher quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 5, 2013

“Teaching and academic writing are at the core of the official duties of teachers and professors,” Judge William Fletcher — a former law professor at UC Berkeley, where he still teaches — said in Wednesday’s 3-0 ruling.  “Such teaching and writing are ‘a special concern of the First Amendment,'” he said, quoting a 1967 Supreme Court ruling.