House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses”

Category: Free Speech

On June 2, 2015, FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff addressed the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on the state of free speech on America’s public college campuses. Lukianoff was joined by attorney and author Wendy Kaminer; Kim Colby, Director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom; and Professor Jamie Raskin of American University Washington College of Law.

  • My Congressional Comment

    June 15, 2015

    By Hank Reichman at The Academe Blog On June 2, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, held a hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses.”  The subcommittee received testimony from four witnesses:  Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Kim Colby, Director, Center for Law and Religious Freedom, Christian Legal Society; Jamin Raskin, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; and Wendy Kaminer.  The subcommittee accepted additional public comment through June 11 and on June 9 I […]

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  • House Judiciary Chairman Wants Answers About First Amendment from Public Colleges

    August 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON, August 14, 2015—The Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee sent letters today to the presidents of 161 public colleges and universities across the country to ask them why their policies fail to protect the First Amendment rights of students and faculty. The letters were sent by Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to leaders of institutions that received the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE’s) lowest, “red light” rating in our annual report on campus speech codes. Colleges that receive this rating maintain at least one policy that clearly and substantially restricts protected speech. The letters follow FIRE President and […]

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