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A Victory in Sacramento, For Now


Last week, I reported on the strange case of Steve Macias, the student-body president of Sacramento City College. Student activists — working with allied administrators — removed Steve from office and launched an illegal recall effort after he refused to censor a pro-life display on Constitution Day. David Hacker, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund’s Center for Academic Freedom, sent the college a cease-and-desist letter. On Friday afternoon, the university responded.

The result? Steve is now reinstated and the recall results voided. He’s not out of the woods yet, however. University censors are not deterred so easily, and the student newspaper is reporting that a member of the student government has filed an impeachment complaint against Steve. We’ll keep watching and monitoring events, but for now Sacramento City College students once again have a president who understands free speech.  


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