BREAKING: Texas State College Official’s Censure Claims Are Rejected By The Supreme Court

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On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court handed down a majority decision in favor of a Texas elected public college official who claimed his free speech rights were infringed after his colleagues censured him.

“The justices had intervened in a long-running feud between the Houston Community College board of trustees and one of its members, Dave Wilson.” The board is in charge of several community colleges in Texas.

“Justice Neil Gorsuch noted in his opinion for the court that Wilson had sued his colleagues on many times, organized for robocalls against some, and even engaged a private investigator to attempt to establish another didn’t reside in the area she serves,” the Associated Press said.

“In 2018, the board passed a censure resolution against Wilson, calling his actions ‘not just wrong but repugnant.’ Following a previous reprimand from the board, the censure was issued. Wilson changed one of his cases to contest the censure, according to the newspaper.

According to Gorsuch, a “purely verbal condemnation” of a coworker is not a violation of the First Amendment. “Without a doubt, the Board added sting to the second resolution by using its ‘censure’ jurisdiction.

“However, we cannot see how this alone altered the equation and severely hampered Mr. Wilson’s capacity to speak freely,” Gorsuch wrote, describing the court’s conclusion as “limited.”

Justice Clarence Thomas is also being questioned by the nation’s top court. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court declined to say if Thomas is still in the hospital after contracting a “flu-like virus.”

“The 73-year-old Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday after having flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with an infection, according to the court.”

His symptoms are subsiding, and he is anticipated to be discharged on Monday or Tuesday, according to a statement made by the court at the time. The Associated Press stated that “court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she had no information to share on Wednesday morning.”

“The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday morning, and Chief Justice John Roberts stressed, as he has for the last two days, that even if Thomas was not there, he would participate in the case by examining the transcript and papers.”

Without giving a reason, Roberts stated that Thomas was unable to attend today’s meeting. The court stated that Thomas did not have COVID-19 and that his illness was being treated with intravenous antibiotics,” according to the newspaper.

Thomas was sent to the hospital late Sunday night with a “flu-like virus,” according to reports.

According to The Economist’s Steve Mazie, “Justice Clarence Thomas was taken to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday evening after having flu-like symptoms.”

The statement said, “He underwent testing, was diagnosed with an illness, and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics.”

“His symptoms are subsiding, he is sleeping well, and he is anticipated to be discharged from the hospital in a day or two.” “On the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments, Justice Thomas will participate in the consideration and debate of any cases for which he is not present,” the statement continued.

Thomas delivered a warning about the future of the nation’s top court earlier this month. Thomas warned about the leftist cultural onslaught at a speech in Utah sponsored by the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, saying that if the Supreme Court is overturned, future generations would pay the price.

“I’m not afraid for myself.” However, it is for your children, grandchildren, and future generations. What will we leave for them? Do we leave them in a mess or do we leave them with a country? “Are we going to abandon them in pandemonium or will we leave them with a court?” he wondered. “Let’s be honest,” he remarked of the campaign to overcrowd the court and permanently tilt it to the left.

“This is really about the results they want. They haven’t been able to make the institutions do what they want, to give them what they want.”

“I’m afraid, particularly in this world of cancel culture attack, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage as we did when I grew up. If you don’t learn at that level in high school, in grammar school, in your neighborhood, or in civic organizations, then how do you have it when you’re making decisions in government, in the legislature, or in the courts?” he said.

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