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Friday, May 4, 2007
News: Dept. of Education must pay $155,000 for violating First Amendment
The Globe cites ACLUM Staff Attorney Sarah Wunsch about our win yesterday. A Superior Court judge ordered the Massachusetts Dept. of Education to pay $155,000 after forcing the cancellation of a speech at an education conference in 2001 by Alfie Kohn, a speaker at odds with department policies. The Dept. of Education threatened to pull funding for the entire conference if Kohn were allowed to speak, even though state funds were not being used to bring him.