Commentary

  • Lawsuit! Student Group Sues After Western Michigan U. Taxes Controversial Speech, October 20, 2014

  • Harvard Law Faculty Members Blast New Sexual Harassment Policy; National Debate Rages Over ‘Affirmative Consent’ Law, October 15, 2014

  • In Memoriam: Leonard Liggio, October 14, 2014

  • New FIRE Video: Nat Hentoff on Free Speech, Jazz, and FIRE, October 8, 2014

  • After Denial, Group Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Approved at Notre Dame, September 30, 2014

  • FIRE Urges UC Berkeley to Honor ‘Free Speech Movement’; FIRE President to Speak at 50th Anniversary Event, September 26, 2014

  • On Constitution Day, FIRE Mails First Amendment Warning to More Than 300 Colleges, September 17, 2014

  • FIRE President Takes On Berkeley Chancellor in WSJ; Releases New Book, ‘Freedom From Speech’, September 9, 2014

  • Students Return to Campus Censorship, But Fight Back with FIRE, September 2, 2014

  • Victory: University of Oregon Drops Charges Against Student for Joke, August 28, 2014

  • Four-Word Joke Results in Five Conduct Charges for University of Oregon Student, August 26, 2014

  • University of Florida Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating for Free Speech, August 13, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: When Campus Intolerance Means Free Speech Gets Torn Up and Run Over, Literally, August 8, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: In Unanimous Ruling, Supreme Court Protects Ability to Challenge Restrictions on Speech, August 8, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: University of Chicago Students Disregard Context, Call for Ban on ‘Hate Speech’ After Dan Savage Lecture, August 7, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: ‘Harvard Crimson’ Column: Time to Get Rid of Academic Freedom, August 7, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Tyler Clementi Act: Still Well-Intentioned, Still a Threat to Free Expression, August 6, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Chicago State Tries to Censor Faculty Blog … Again, August 6, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: FIRE Responds to White House Task Force’s First Report on Campus Sexual Assault, August 5, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Asnuntuck Censors Facebook Criticism of First Amendment and Due Process Violations, August 5, 2014

  • Best of the Blog: Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor, August 4, 2014

  • Statement on Campus Accountability and Safety Act, July 30, 2014

  • Gun Rights Activist’s Speech Draws Unconstitutional Security Fees at Boise State, July 7, 2014

  • FIRE Brings Four Free Speech Lawsuits in One Day, July 1, 2014

  • Notre Dame Defends Rejection of ‘Redundant’ Student Group Amid Controversy, June 19, 2014

  • Sexual Assault Injustice at Occidental: College Railroads Accused Student, June 4, 2014

  • A Closer Look at Senator McCaskill’s Second Roundtable on Campus Sexual Assault, June 4, 2014

  • Stanford Student Government Steamrolls Club, Ignores Promises on Free Speech, June 2, 2014

  • Introducing FIRE Legal Intern Laura Beltz, May 29, 2014

  • New FIRE Report: ‘Disinvitations’ Skyrocketing, May 28, 2014

  • U. of Hawaii at Hilo Suspends Restrictive ‘Free Speech Zone’ While Lawsuit Proceeds, May 16, 2014

  • Racial Humor Among Friends Deemed ‘Harassment’ at Lewis & Clark College, May 8, 2014

  • FIRE Responds to White House Task Force’s First Report on Campus Sexual Assault, April 29, 2014

  • Lawsuit! Another Student Ordered to Stop Handing Out Constitutions on Campus Files Suit in Hawaii, April 24, 2014

  • EMT Instructor Deemed Insufficiently ‘Sensitive to Diversity’ Vindicated; Settlement Reached, April 14, 2014

  • Saint Louis University Kicks Political Speech Off Campus, April 9, 2014

  • Virginia Bans Unconstitutional Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’, April 7, 2014

  • Dept. of Education Rulemaking Session Ends on Positive Note for Student Due Process Rights, April 2, 2014

  • Asnuntuck C.C. Punishes Student Speech, Ignores This Exculpatory Video, April 1, 2014

  • Georgetown College Earns Highest Rating for Free Speech, March 28, 2014

  • FIRE to Stanford: End Viewpoint Discrimination Against ‘Sexual Integrity’ Group, March 20, 2014

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Released in Paperback Today, March 11, 2014

  • Victory: Modesto Junior College Settles Student’s First Amendment Lawsuit, February 25, 2014

  • ‘Bait and Switch’ at Dept. of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Session, February 24, 2014

  • FIRE Statement on California “Affirmative Consent” Bill, February 13, 2014

  • Victory: Free Press Vindicated at University of Alaska Fairbanks, February 11, 2014

  • FIRE’s Creeley on ‘HuffPost Live’ Today at 4:45, January 22, 2014

  • New Report: 59% of Campuses Maintain Severe Speech Restrictions–But That’s Actually an Improvement, January 17, 2014

  • Prof Returns to Class after CU ‘Harassment’ Claim Fails, January 10, 2014

  • 2013 in Review: Threats from Washington, Victories in the States, December 30, 2013

  • California College Suspends Speech Restrictions Amidst Settlement Talks, December 18, 2013

  • FIRE and Broad Coalition File Brief Defending Free Speech in Student ‘Facebook Collage’ Case, December 17, 2013

  • California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions… On Constitution Day, September 19, 2013

  • Alan Charles Kors, August 9, 2013

  • Senator McCain Demands Answers from DOJ over Campus Censorship ‘Blueprint’, June 26, 2013

  • The Big Chill, June 1, 2013

  • Complaints Over Free Speech Loss at University of Montana Receive Response From Office for Civil Rights, May 30, 2013

  • Barack Obama as Dean Wormer, May 29, 2013

  • Obama administration proclaims right not to be offended on campus, May 28, 2013

  • Group Argues That Freedom of Speech is Under Assault by University of Montana Sexual Assault Agreement, May 21, 2013

  • Former US Secretary of Education: Is College Worth It?, May 21, 2013

  • Silencing Free Speech on College Campuses, May 20, 2013

  • Examiner Editorial: Washington bureaucrats use force to suffocate liberty, May 19, 2013

  • Feds rooting out ‘unwelcome speech’ on campus: But what is that?, May 18, 2013

  • Federal Campus Speech Codes Broad, Unconstitutional, May 17, 2013

  • UM, city hire expert to evaluate changes to sexual assault response, May 17, 2013

  • Reason TV covers new government mandated speech codes on campus, May 16, 2013

  • The De-Eroticized University, May 16, 2013

  • By the way, the feds also pushed super-broad speech codes for campuses this week, May 15, 2013

  • Government Opens the Floodgates for College Sexual Harassment Suits, May 14, 2013

  • Federal ‘harassment’ agreement with University of Montana exposes journalists to risk of discipline for writing about sex, May 14, 2013

  • The Administration Says Universities Must Implement Broad Speech Codes, May 13, 2013

  • Tolerate ‘Any’ Unwelcome Campus Sex Talk, Lose Federal Funds, May 13, 2013

  • Obama Administration Orders Colleges to Implement Unconstitutional Speech Codes, May 13, 2013

  • Watchdog group: Feds to force all U.S. universities to adopt unconstitutional speech codes, May 13, 2013

  • Dating imperiled by government speech mandate, May 13, 2013

  • I Ask Anurima Bhargava for a Date, May 10, 2013

  • ‘Hot for Teacher’ Essay Lands Student Joseph Corlett in Trouble, March 15, 2013

  • DePaul Punishes Student for Exposing Vandals of Pro-Life Display, February 28, 2013

  • FIRE Clears Way for ‘Empty Holster’ Protest at Santa Fe College, February 11, 2013

  • An Open Letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Regarding the Ongoing Controversy at Brooklyn College, February 6, 2013

  • Is There Really Free Speech On College Campus’, November 9, 2012

  • Victory for Student Rights: Federal Court Strikes Down University of Cincinnati’s Tiny Free Speech Zone, June 15, 2012

  • Pepper Spray Outrage, November 21, 2011

  • Student suspended over Facebook post, October 14, 2011

  • Victory for Free Speech: Third Circuit Strikes Down University of Virgin Islands’ Speech Codes, August 18, 2010

  • Campus Clampdown, March 1, 2009

  • ‘How about free speech for students, Mr. President?’, January 24, 2009

  • Policy Statement on Political Activity on Campus, October 15, 2008

  • ‘Blasting Bush OK, but don’t criticize terrorists’, April 11, 2008

  • EDITORIAL: We didn’t start the FIRE: Future of free speech at stake, March 25, 2008

  • Articles

  • Fox News, March 10, 2014, Student government candidates at California university fined $100 for talking to reporters

  • The Modesto Bee, March 8, 2014, Going in reverse down free-speech road?

  • IIP Digital, March 5, 2014, College Journalists Uphold Press Freedom

  • Times News Online, March 3, 2014, Good week for backers of personal liberties

  • Minding the Campus, March 2, 2014, Ole Miss Seeks to Put First Amendment in a Noose

  • RealClearPolitics, February 28, 2014, On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt

  • CitizenLink, February 27, 2014, California College Student Wins Settlement in Free Speech Case

  • The Modesto Bee, February 27, 2014, ‘Freedom wins,’ says Modesto Junior College student, but free speech lawsuit settlement not final

  • Bay Area News Group, February 26, 2014, Contra Costa Times editorial: Modesto Junior College right to admit its mistake and remove campus free-speech limits

  • Western Journalism, February 26, 2014, College Loses Its Battle Against Free Speech