Amicus Briefs

California Court of Appeal, Second Division, Seventh District, Dec. 4, 2018 Amicus: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education FIRE participated as amicus curiae on behalf of a student challenging the allegedly unfair procedures used by Occidental College to find him responsible for sexual misconduct. FIRE addressed the nationwide context in which this case arose in... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Nov. 20, 2018 Amici: Alliance Defending Freedom, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education The lower court found that several of plaintiff’s challenges to speech codes at the University of Michigan were moot because the university had revised those policies after the onset of litigation. Amici argued that... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Oct. 5, 2018 Amicus: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education FIRE argued that by denying him the opportunity to cross-examine his accuser, the University of Massachusetts did not provide a student with a fair hearing before finding him responsible for a violent assault on another student and... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Aug. 13, 2018 Amicus: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education FIRE argued that students’ claims for nominal damages in First Amendment cases should not be declared moot simply because claims for injunctive relief have been mooted (by policy changes, etc.) Read more


Amicus Briefs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Jan. 18, 2018 Amici: Cato Institute, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Nadine Strossen, National Coalition Against Censorship Amici argued that the University of Mary Washington had not been deliberately indifferent to claims of harassment by the plaintiffs, who objected to anonymous, offensive posts about them on... Read more Read more