John Coleman joins FIRE after a distinguished career in the public sector. For over six years John served as counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, assisting the Committee on legal and constitutional policy issues, including those involving First Amendment freedoms. He also worked in the legal departments of two federal agencies before joining state government as a senior policy advisor in the South Dakota Office of the Governor. John earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mary Washington and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
- Amendments to Texas budget pose serious free speech concerns ,
- House hearing highlights free speech problems on campus, shows bipartisan support for free speech ,
- Here we go again: State governments redouble efforts to restrict academic freedom ,
- FIRE’s comment to Department of Education: Your proposed Title IX regulations are unconstitutional,
- Federal bill sensibly offers student loan deferment to victims of sexual violence, but FIRE worries one provision could incentivize false complaints,
- Fifteen state AGs side with FIRE on Title IX rulemaking, voice concern about impact on free speech and due process rights,
- New Violence Against Women Act reauthorization compromises due process in higher education,
- FIRE raises concerns as 39 members of Congress ask Department of Education to prioritize rulemaking on anti-Semitism,
- FIRE urges Wyoming’s House of Representatives to remove budget amendment defunding gender studies,
- Nebraska lawmakers: Protect student rights by passing these two bills ,
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