So you know that whole free speech thing we’re supposed to have as Americans? Well, turns out that some Republicans in North Carolina disagree. Republicans passed a last-minute budget cut that would strip $3 million from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
State Sen. Terry Van Duyn, a Democrat from Buncombe County, asserted that the move had been done to punish the UNC School of Law after they refused to fire Professor Gene Nichol, who has been critical of the Republican-controlled legislature’s efforts to pass voter ID laws. According to WRAL, a Republican-appointed UNC Board of Governors had forced the school to close the privately funded Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity earlier this year that was being headed by Nichol. But the school refused to fire him. … Republicans, however, defended the move, arguing that North Carolinians did not need more lawyers.
Great explanation, GOP!
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