Marquette University political science professor John McAdams dies

John McAdams, the Marquette professor who brought the free speech case against the university to the state Supreme Court and won it, has died.

The university confirmed that John McAdams, a political science professor at Marquette University widely known for winning the 2018 free speech case against the university, has died.

The circumstances surrounding McAdams’ death late Thursday were not immediately clear. He was 75 years old, according to his author page in the U.S. Library of Congress.

McAdams was a Marquette Professor for nearly 45 years, and was an internationally recognized scholar on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He taught courses in American politics, public opinion, and voter behavior.

McAdams is perhaps best known for being at the center of a highly politicized debate about free speech and academic freedom, which began in November 2014 when he published his thoughts on whether a Marquette graduate teacher had prevented a student from discussing an opponent. A view toward same-sex marriage during separation.

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