The Scalia Report, Vol. 2

In the second volume of my “Scalia Report,” named for the great Justice Scalia and highlighting clever and effective quotes from First Amendment cases, I give you Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit, and his introduction to a case about the alleged censorship of several articles in a university newspaper attacking the integrity of the  administration after the university decided not to renew the teaching contract of the newspaper’s faculty adviser:

“Controversy began to swirl when Jeni Porche became editor in chief of the Innovator, the student newspaper at Governors State University.  None of the articles concerned the apostrophe missing from the University’s name.  Instead the students tackled meatier fare….”  Hosty v. Carter, 412 F.3d 731, 732 (7th Cir. 2005) (en banc).

It’s good to know that the Seventh Circuit takes proper punctuation seriously.