(from Foundation for Individual Rights in Education):
By Alex Morey
Almost a decade later, it might still be the cruelest free speech victory FIRE has ever helped win.
Since former U.S. Army Sergeant Christian DeJohn’s ordeal standing up for free speech at Temple University first began in the early 2000s — and nine years after the precedent-setting federal court decision in DeJohn v. Temple University declared him the prevailing party in his First Amendment lawsuit against the university — the disabled combat veteran is still burdened by the weight of a profound, unresolved loss: the master’s degree he rightfully earned, but never got.
“Temple won’t grant my degree, they won’t review my thesis, they won’t give me an exam to earn my degree,” DeJohn tells FIRE. “It’s total academic limbo. Every avenue has been blocked off.” CONTINUE READING HERE