CASEMeriwether v. The Trustees of Shawnee State University

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Shawnee State University officials have punished a philosophy professor, Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine titles and pronouns (“Miss,” “she,” etc.) Although Dr. Meriwether offered to use the student’s first or last name instead, neither the student nor the university was willing to accept that compromise, choosing instead to force the professor to speak and act contrary to his own Christian convictions.
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-appeal-notice-3-12-20.pdf?sfvrsn=4843096_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-v-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university---district-court's-final-judgment.pdf?sfvrsn=f750d5be_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-v-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university---district-court-order-adopting-magistrate's-report-and-recommendation.pdf?sfvrsn=75ffb17a_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-v-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university---magistrate-judge's-report-and-recommendation.pdf?sfvrsn=ba4e4b50_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-v-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university---order-granting-motion-to-intervene.pdf?sfvrsn=a96775ff_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/meriwether-v.-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university/meriwether-v-the-trustees-of-shawnee-state-university---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=9ef7887_4
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Notice of Appeal Mar 12 2020
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District court's final judgment Feb 12 2020
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District court order adopting magistrate's report and recommendation Feb 12 2020
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Magistrate judge's report and recommendation Sep 05 2019
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Order granting motion to intervene May 09 2019
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Complaint Nov 05 2018

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