Commentary

  • Amending Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Protecting Expressive Association as an Independent Right in a Limited Public Forum, September 8, 2011

  • Must Universities “Subsidize” Controversial Ideas?: Allocating Security Fees When Student Groups Host Divisive Speakers, September 8, 2011

  • In Third Circuit, Landmark Victories for Student Speech Limit Schools’ Ability To Censor Students Online, June 14, 2011

  • The Concept of “Dignity” and Its Relationship to Speech, June 13, 2011

  • Court Holds Prosecutor Personally Liable for Unconstitutional Search of Student Who Created a Parody Newsletter, June 7, 2011

  • University of Minnesota Prioritizes Academic Freedom After ‘Troubled Waters’ Incident, June 3, 2011

  • Federal Anti-Bullying Guidelines Provoke Formal Comments from Several Free Speech Organizations, June 1, 2011

  • FIRE Names Seven Best Schools for Free Speech on ‘Huffington Post’, May 24, 2011

  • Why Yale Frat Chants Are Not ‘Harassing’ or ‘Threatening’, May 19, 2011

  • St. Augustine’s College Attempts to Justify Punishment of Graduating Senior for ‘Inappropriate’ Facebook Comments, May 12, 2011

  • College Student Denied Graduation Walk Following Innocuous Facebook Post, May 10, 2011

  • Federal Government’s Legislative and Regulatory Push Ignores Individual Rights in Zeal to Protect Students, May 6, 2011

  • Iowa Professor’s Email Telling College Republicans ‘F@#$ YOU’ Reveals Importance of Free Exchange on Campus, April 22, 2011

  • Federal Court Protects Middle School Students’ Ability to Wear ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets, April 14, 2011

  • New Guidance for Universities from Office for Civil Rights Would Deny Students Due Process, Argues Former OCR Attorney, April 11, 2011

  • Arizona Bill Would Allow Student Organizations to Exercise Expressive Association, April 6, 2011

  • The Power of Parody and Counter-Speech: Student Reaction to Alexandra Wallace’s Rant Video, March 16, 2011

  • Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Seventh Circuit Decision Protecting First Amendment Rights of Religious Student Organizations, March 8, 2011

  • With 8-1 Ruling, Supreme Court Affirms Primacy of First Amendment in ‘Snyder v. Phelps’, March 2, 2011

  • Tufts’ Reaction to Placement on ’12 Worst’ List Validates FIRE’s Choice, February 14, 2011

  • Noted Profs Fish, Nelson Conduct ‘Great Debate’ on Academic Freedom, February 10, 2011

  • Study Shows that Ideology Affects Perception of Whether Speech Is Threatening, February 8, 2011

  • ‘Harvard Law Review’ Note Tackles Complex Issue of Distinguishing Government Versus Private Speech, January 31, 2011

  • U.S. Naval Academy Settles Complaint With Professor Critical of Its Affirmative Action Policies, January 27, 2011

  • FIRE Honors Dr. King’s Commitment to Peaceful Protest, January 17, 2011

  • ‘L.A. Times’ Article Highlights UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Folly, January 14, 2011

  • The Year of ‘Christian Legal Society v. Martinez’, December 22, 2010

  • Ninth Circuit’s Amended Opinion in ‘Lopez v. Candaele’ Fails to Correct Legal Errors, December 20, 2010

  • Measuring A “Degree of Deference”: Institutional Academic Freedom In a Post-Grutter World, November 1, 2010

  • Ninth Circuit Ruling Creates Unjust Barrier for First Amendment Plaintiffs, September 20, 2010

  • Motion for Reconsideration in Valdosta State Case Seeks Recognition of First Amendment, Susbtantive Due Process Violations, September 15, 2010

  • New York and Pennsylvania Attorneys: Last Chance to Register for FIRE’s First Amendment Continuing Legal Education Course!, September 9, 2010

  • ‘Christian Legal Society v. Martinez’ Update: On Remand, Ninth Circuit Considers Whether to Address CLS’ Claim of Pretext, August 25, 2010

  • Third Circuit’s Ruling in ‘McCauley’ Spells out Differences Between Collegiate, Grade School Student Speech Rights, August 20, 2010

  • Federal Court of Appeals Rejects Unconstitutional Security Fee Policy, But Upholds University’s Limitations on Non-Student Speech, August 2, 2010

  • Los Angeles College District Taken to Task for Misconstruing ‘Martinez’, July 27, 2010

  • Attention, University Counsel: Narrow Holding in ‘Martinez’ Is Irrelevant to Speech Code Cases, July 21, 2010

  • The ‘Subsidy’ Is Not the Issue: The Incorrect Framing of ‘CLS v. Martinez’, July 1, 2010

  • Kennedy’s Concurrence in ‘Martinez’ Highlights Court’s Misguided Views on Role of Student Organizations, June 28, 2010

  • Academic Freedom Critical to Unanimous Ninth Circuit Opinion Protecting Professor’s Speech, May 24, 2010

  • At California High School, Cinco de Mayo Censorship Serves as First Amendment Reminder, May 7, 2010

  • Is Nothing Sacred? Comedy Central Joins Many Universities in Caving to Threats of Violence for Depictions of Mohammed, April 23, 2010

  • Supreme Court Oral Argument in ‘CLS v. Martinez,’ While Contentious, Transcended Ideology on Key Points, April 20, 2010

  • ‘CLS v. Martinez’ Highlights Flaws in Universities’ Expansive Understanding of ‘Discrimination’, March 23, 2010

  • False Free Speech Defenses in Kentucky, Minnesota, and California, March 1, 2010

  • Court of Appeals Divides on First Amendment Protection of Students’ Fake MySpace Profiles, February 5, 2010

  • Delaware Professor: University Corporatization Can Lead to Indoctrination, January 29, 2010

  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision Favors An Open Marketplace of Ideas, January 21, 2010

  • By Not Addressing High School Censorship, Supreme Court ‘Substantially Interferes’ with Student Speech Rights, January 12, 2010

  • Tufts ‘Declaration on Freedom of Expression’ Misunderstands the Concept, December 1, 2009

  • FIRE Files Amicus Brief in Important ‘Breach of the Peace’ Case, November 20, 2009

  • ‘Inside Higher Ed’ Highlights AAUP Campaign in Defense of Academic Freedom, November 10, 2009

  • Outspoken Professor Faces Dismissal from Idaho State University, October 29, 2009

  • Universities’ Compliance with Speech Code Decisions Leaves Much to Be Desired, September 24, 2009