Quick Takes: U. of Maryland Speech Policy Upheld, Fla. Board Sides With Faculty Union
Submitted by Doug Lederman on September 13, 2005 - 4:00am
The University of Maryland at College Park acted constitutionally when it restricted supporters of Lyndon LaRouche from speaking in public areas of its campus, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday. The court's decision, which upheld a lower court's ruling, concluded that a policy that required members of the public to reserve space to rally or speak was "viewpoint neutral" and "reasonable."
The University of Florida can no longer deny recognition to the United Faculty of Florida, the state's Public Employees Relations Commission said in a ruling Friday, the Independent Florida Alligatorreported Monday. The university has refused to negotiate with the union, saying it does not necessarily represent its entire faculty.