Robert Shibley, an attorney at the law firm of Allen Harris PLLC, spent 19 years of his career at FIRE—the last half-dozen as its Executive Director. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law, Robert is the author of Twisting Title IX, from Encounter Books. While at FIRE, Robert aided students and faculty members at hundreds of colleges and universities and traveled to dozens of campuses to educate students, faculty, and administrators about First Amendment and Title IX issues. A free-speech activist who himself faced campus censorship, Robert’s writing has appeared in many national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, and TIME. He has also represented FIRE on NPR, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN Tonight, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Stossel, Fox & Friends, and CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, as well as many other national and international television and radio programs.
- The ‘Twitter Files’ have opened the company's censorship decisions to public scrutiny,
- American Council on Education and 38 other higher ed groups in Supreme Court affirmative action case: On second thought, the chilling effect on speech is a real thing and it’s bad!,
- Cancel culture empowers the powerful — at everyone else’s expense,
- [UPDATED] University of Michigan professor no longer teaching composition seminar after students complain about blackface in 1965 Othello film,
- Remembering September 11, 2001 - 20 Years On,
- After Twitter complaint about Illinois State quiz question goes viral, online exam platform Pearson makes troubling commitment to police eLearning platforms,
- Half a cheer for Georgetown as school silently declines (probably) to investigate professor for quoting epithet in landmark Supreme Court case,
- University of Oklahoma defends diversity training requiring agreement with university-approved viewpoints but signals willingness to reconsider,
- One Georgetown Law professor fired, one resigns after conversation about black students’ academic performance accidentally recorded,
- Notre Dame degrades already scant student disciplinary protections in the name of COVID-19,
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