While I fervently wish CLS v. Martinez had gone the right way, the decision has at least spawned a tremendous burst of impassioned commentary from those who value the freedom of association and understand the importance of the university as a marketplace of ideas. As always, FIRE is one-stop-shopping for those interested in penetrating and persuasive analysis. Minding the Campus has run important pieces by K. C. Johnson and John Leo. Over at the Alliance Defense Fund Academic Freedom File, Travis Barham has put together a comprehensive media roundup.
The defense of liberty should never be left to the courts alone, and the groundswell of opposition to the Martinez ruling tells me that we’ll have powerful allies as the battle moves from the courthouse to the campus.