It’s hard out here for college students. Not only will they enter a terrible job market after they graduate, they will find out that the First Amendment of free speech doesn’t apply to the essays they write while in college.
A 57-year-old man named Joseph Corlett sued Oakland University in Michigan after he was suspended for writing an essay called “Hot For Teacher,” which was inspired by the 1984 Van Halen song. The U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan dismissed the lawsuit Corlett brought against the school earlier this week. Judge Duggan said Joseph Corlett’s essay about lusting after his professor, Pamela Mitzelfeld, and the “descriptions of her physical appearance are not entitled under First Amendment protection.”