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Villarreal v. City of Laredo – Complaint Americans shouldn’t be jailed for peaceably asking public officials a question. But that is what officials in Laredo, Texas did to Priscilla Villarreal. FIRE is stepping in to defend Priscilla’s First Amendment rights and the rights of all Americans to ask public servants for information. And what’s more,... Read more Read more


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On the morning of September 8, 2022, amid speculation about Queen Elizabeth’s then-impending death, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Uju Anya tweeted: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” The tweet was met with criticism, including from prominent public figures such as Amazon founder... Read more Read more


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Southern Utah University theater professor Richard Bugg sued adminis for First Amendment retaliation. Read more


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To protect free speech, the government must censor. That’s the absurd argument put forth by Florida lawmakers in the controversial “Stop WOKE Act.” Read more


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Can a powerful organization bully a critic into silence for condemning the use of electric-shock devices on residents? Not on FIRE’s watch. Read more


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Three Claremont McKenna College professors reported being investigated after teaching excerpts from historical works of literature like “The Color Purple". Read more


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In February 2022, the University of St. Thomas College Republicans sought to host political commentator Michael Knowles for a campus event. Read more


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Will Silver was blocked by the New York State Senate on Twitter after criticizing new gun control legislation. Read more


Free Speech

The University of Oregon requires current and prospective faculty to submit statements discussing their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion to be eligible for hiring, promotion, and tenure. These policies — including the guidelines and rubrics used to evaluate the DEI statements — require faculty to affirm UO’s views on DEI and to promote these... Read more Read more


Free Speech

Flores v. Bennett — Complaint Plaintiffs Alejandro Flores, Daniel Flores, and Juliette Colunga are students at Clovis Community College and founding members of the college’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF-Clovis), a conservative student group. To spread their message and attract new members, Alejandro, Daniel, and Juliette — like many other students — post... Read more Read more



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