Post tagged with Freedom of Speech
July 03rd, 201306:34 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing UB Students for Life filed a federal lawsuit last week against the University at Buffalo for charging the group security fees in order to exercise its freedom of speech. Earlier this year, UB Students for Life sponsored a ...
April 03rd, 201304:06 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker I can hardly believe it, but it has been nearly 20 years since the Supreme Court handed down the landmark decision in Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia and said that public universities who allocate mandatory student fees to student groups mu...
January 10th, 201310:25 AM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Staff Counsel Travis C. Barham Years ago, Abigail Thernstrom described universities as “islands of repression in a sea of freedom.” More recently, several columnists have highlighted how the effort to indoctrinate students pervades virtually every aspect of campus life. Last month, George Will’s...
Gallaudet University Reinstates Administrator Who Signed Petition to Put Marriage on Maryland BallotJanuary 08th, 201303:43 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker Last October, Angela McCaskill, chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University, the nation’s premier university for the deaf, was placed on administrative leave for signing a Maryland petition to protect marriage. We wrote to Gallaudet and expressed our serious conce...
December 31st, 201211:05 AM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker Santa came early this year for students at some public universities. FIRE released its annual survey of free speech on campus this week and reports that for the fifth year in a row, unconstitutional policies at public universities have diminished in number. According to the ...
December 10th, 201203:22 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot A surprising menace to free speech lurks on school campuses around the country – an outbrake of being “nice.” I’m not talking about being polite, considerate, or thoughtful. Those traits should be valued and pursued diligently. Being nice is usually viewed as the opposite of...
December 07th, 201206:36 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence George Will’s recent opinions column insightfully examines the alarming trend on college campuses to force students’ “conformity to liberal politics,” as Will calls it, through speech codes, speech zones and the politically-correct indoctrination of “diversity training...
November 30th, 201212:38 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Staff Counsel Travis Barham Our latest newsletter highlights the prevalence of university speech codes and the “you can’t say that” atmosphere they create on campus. These speech codes—which about 65% of public universities have on the books—forbid students from saying anything that universit...
November 06th, 201205:18 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker Over at The Torch, FIRE’s Samantha Harris has been writing an excellent series on various threats to liberty on public universities campuses. Much like our series a few years ago on equal access and student fees, not only does Harris discuss the variety of threats to freed...
Religious Speech Does Not Equal 'Hate Speech': Court Affirms Pastor's Right to Publicly Express ViewsNovember 02nd, 201206:19 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Law Clerk Christiana Holcomb Expressing his religious views in a public forum plunged one Canadian pastor into a ten-year legal battle defending his right to freedom of expression against accusations of “hate speech.” Pastor Stephen Boissoin wrote letters-to-the-editor of his local paper that expressed his C...
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