“This case is not binding on courts in other states,” Esenberg said. “It’s not binding on federal courts interpreting the United States Constitution. But it will be persuasive. There are not many cases to address that because most universities don’t try to do what Marquette did, but this was an opportunity to make clear that’s what these concepts mean.”
The McAdams victory will resonate nationwide. It hard to overstate the impact, particularly for academic intellectuals — such as McAdams — who don’t march to the numbing drum of current campus orthodoxy. A university president who fails to read today’s decision does so at his or her institution’s peril.
Rick Esenberg, the President and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, appeared on the Steve Scaffidi show on WTMJ on Thursday to give a preview of the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Friday in McAdams v. Marquette.
“It’s just tedious having this thing just drag on and on,” said McAdams about the long struggle to get his job back at Marquette University. “And I really like being in the classroom teaching and I hate that I’m not being in the classroom teaching.”
At any university, a discussion on “When Does Human Life Begin” would be an excellent idea. And at any university, at least somebody on the panel should espouse the view that life begins at conception. This should be utterly obvious at a Catholic university.