Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit
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June 30, 2004
The Catholic University of America (CUA) denied official approval to a group of students wishing to start a campus chapter of the NAACP. Despite university policies that protect student freedoms of dissent and expression, CUA argued that the existence of two other minority groups on campus made the group unnecessary. Facing pressure from FIRE and a threat of litigation from the NAACP, CUA finally decided to officially recognize the campus chapter.» Read More
1. Acting in a manner to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to another/others.
1. blasphemy: the act of expressing irreverence for God or those things held sacred;
2. pornography: explicit sex lacking any artistic merit, portrayed in a vulgar and exploitative manner;
4. advocacy: meaning the act of pleading for, supporting, inciting or recommending active espousal of (as opposed to scholarly and abstract discourses), examining or questioning the legal, academic or moral propriety of the subject under discussion, constituting a clear and present danger of:
a. the violent overthrow of the government of the United States or any political subdivision thereof;
b. the destruction of, damage to, or the unlawful seizure or subversion of the university's buildings or other property;
c. the disruption, impairment or interference with the university's regularly scheduled classes or other educational functions;
d. coercion, threats, intimidations, blasphemy, defamation, physical harm or other invasions of the lawful rights of the members of the university community;
e. any campus disorder of a violent nature;
f. illegal acts constituting a deprivation of the civil or property rights of others.
Thousands of Papers Go Missing at Catholic University; Editors Get Little Help from Administration, Police
April 7, 2009
A few days after breaking news of the brazen theft of a student newspaper at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, FIRE reports another such disheartening incident, this time at the Catholic University of America (CUA), where thousands of issues of the independent student newspaper The Tower were taken from their racks and thrown into recycling bins around the campus on the evening of Friday, March 27. Though students salvaged some of the issues (which you can see in this YouTube video), thus far no disciplinary charges have been brought in the more than ten days since the theft. Ryan […]» Read More