Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A high school student is helping to organize a special event at her school. It involves a battle of the bands.
School officials decide to cancel the musical event.
The young girl who worked on the show happens to have her own personal blog. Disappointed, the girl went on her blog and called the school officials that made the decision to cancel, “douche bags.”
Upset by the girl’s blog, school officials disqualified her from running for Senior Class Secretary.
The girl’s mother took the case to court, arguing her daughter’s free speech and other rights had been violated.
Whose side do you come down on? The school’s? Or the young girl’s?
That case is important because President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor served on a panel that ruled against the student.
Free speech advocates and civil libertarians are now highlighting the case as a major reason why Sotomayor should not be confirmed to the high court.
Sotomayor made the wrong call, siding with a bunch of wussy school bureucrats who couldn't stomach being called what amounts to a harmless name.
Here’s the story.