On November 3, at the chancellor's invitation, I presented this First Amendment case to Harold Levy and members of his staff. Obviously, I failed. His message now to the city's students is that the First Amendment can be expelled if it's the politically correct thing to doand that the Supreme Court's views are not even worth exploring with the city's students.
But, as Thomas Baker says, "We cannot limit the Boy Scouts' First Amendment rights . . . without limiting everyone's First Amendment rights." If he'd had the courage, Harold Levy could have sent that First Amendment message to the nation.