Proposed law in Kansas would strip professors of titles in opinion articles

1195425637543422365Machovka_Writing.svg.hiA recently-introduced bill would prohibit members of academia from “providing or using such employee’s official title when authoring or contributing to a newspaper column….when the opinion of the employee concerns a person who currently holds any elected public office in this state, a person who is a candidate for any elected public office in this state or any patter pending before any legislative or public body in the state.”  2014 HB 2234(b).  The Kansas Press Association believes it to be unconstitutional on its face.

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