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📢 An Ohio professor won $400,000 after suing Shawnee State University over the academic institution’s demand that the professor uses a student’s preferred pronouns. Professor Meriwether stated, ‘The student’s demand went against my Christian beliefs.’
Bob Bianchi, Esq. explains the accommodation principle applied in everyday life, to reasonably oblige two sides of a particular politically driven issue, which the Shawnee State University neglected and lost the lawsuit against Professor Nicholas Meriwether. The Professor will not be required to use pronouns regardless of a student’s requests.
Shawnee State University officials punished a philosophy professor, Dr. Nicholas Meriwether because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman with feminine titles and pronouns (“Miss,” “she,” etc.) Although Dr. Meriwether offered to use the student’s preferred first or last name instead. Initially, the University accepted that compromise, only to reverse course days later. Ultimately, it punished him by putting a written warning in his personnel file and threatened “further corrective actions” unless he spoke contrary to his own philosophical and Christian convictions.
In November 2018, ADF filed a lawsuit on Dr. Meriwether’s behalf. Initially, a federal judge dismissed the case, but we appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. In March 2021, the 6th Circuit ruled in our favor, upholding Dr. Meriwether’s First Amendment rights. The 6th Circuit explained that if “professors lacked free-speech protections when teaching, a university would wield alarming power to compel ideological conformity. A university president could require a pacifist to declare that war is just, a civil rights icon to condemn the Freedom Riders, a believer to deny the existence of God, or a Soviet émigré to address his students as ‘comrades.’ That cannot be.”
In April 2022, Dr. Meriwether’s case concluded with a favorable settlement, in which the university agreed to pay $400,000 in damages and attorney’s fees, rescind the written warning it issued in June 2018, and affirm his right to address students consistent with his beliefs.
🛡 The Bianchi Law Group, LLC is located in Parsippany, New Jersey. They are a team of former prosecutors who aggressively fight the government when their clients are charged with crimes. Both Bianchi and Bruno regularly lecture to other NJ Lawyers in the area of criminal law and are regularly in the national media to discuss criminal law issues.
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