Sen. Stroebel: MMAC turns back on free speech

CONTACT: Ethan J. Hollenberger
Communications Director
State Senator Duey Stroebel
920-420-1399 –c

Madison, WI – Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce filed a motion with the Supreme Court to submit a non-party brief in support of Marquette University in the Professor John McAdams case. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) released the following statement:

It is a shame the Milwaukee area business group is turning their back on free speech in the McAdams case. No employee should be fired for exercising their freedom of speech – especially when an employment contract protects the employee.

The McAdams case showcases the attack conservatives face on college campuses. A conservative student rightly sought McAdams’s counsel when his teacher refused to discuss his values in a philosophy class.

McAdams stood with the student. Marquette, and now MMAC, stand with political correctness and limiting the “extramural speech” of employees.

While it is perfectly acceptable for MMAC to file any motion they wish with the court, it is disappointing they seek to regulate unrelated speech of employees.