Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
— Colin Powell




 

Attorney Michael Schultz:

The law is always made by the the losing battle and it is always the cases lost in trial court that eventually end up making new law or clarifying new law, and what we're trying to do is get the United States Supreme Court to finally clarify the law in this area. We have all the circuit courts are sort of all over the place on how they deal with on whether or not a teacher's in class speech is protected. In some circuits it is protected. We say in our petition that if Ms. Mayer had been – if this had happened to her in Ohio, for example, she'd probably still have her job. Even if it had happened in Texas, she'd probably still have her job.