10/06/2034 6:23 AM ET

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Bigots Must Go: Ferrer Appeal Denied

Will B. Storch
Reporter, Huntington Courier

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Ejecting retrograde, bigoted professors from the academy, one extremist at a time.
Yesterday, Professor Nicholas Ferrer's final appeal against his dismissal was denied by a Virginia Appeals Court.

In handing down its decision, the court referred to 2024's Kaley's Law, which it said appropriately explained the rights of all parties to free speech. It explained that the executive order furthered the responsibilities everyone has to ensure their expression does not cause broader harm among the community at large, also referring to 2031's decision in Amhir v. Chicago Tribune.

Kaley's Law prohibits hate speech in among other places, federal government buildings, which includes state-funded colleges.

In November last year, Professor Ferrer was filmed during a class in which he made his anti-women's choice and speciephobic views known during a medical ethics class. Students later uploaded the video to JooClip. It was shown on a repeating holographic loop in the center of many college quads across the country, inspiring outrage against Ferrer.

The University of Virginia was quick to dismiss Ferrer after the incident.

Broadly speaking, hate speech has receded around the nation in the wake of 2031's Amhir decision. Attitudes toward demographic minorities have increased according to studies, and incidents of hate crime have dropped. Members of the African-American and Latino community have praised the court's ruling. Various identity organizations also came out in support of the decision.

A broad coalition of Identity and women's-rights organizations applauded Ferrer's dismissal.

"What the University of Virginia's actions have shown is an understanding and empathy toward the dire state of women's rights over their own bodies, in this country. We stand with UV, as they support the rights of women to control their own bodies," said Penny Gleeb, head of Planned Parenthood Virginia.

Ferrer's efforts to appeal his dismissal have been met with a barrage of opposition, both online and off. Reports have suggested he has moved house twice, whilst his social media accounts have all been deactivated.

Conservative media members have attempted to paint Ferrer's dismissal as an attack on his freedom of speech.
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