San Francisco State University: Speech Code Litigation Project

Category: Free Speech
Schools: San Francisco State University

SFSU put its College Republicans on trial before a campus tribunal (see more here) for stepping on makeshift Hamas and Hezbollah flags during an anti-terrorism rally. The College Republicans claimed that SFSU’s speech codes were facially invalid, and with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund and the support of FIRE’s Speech Code Litigation Project, sued the university. The lawsuit ultimately resulted in an injunction against SFSU, effectively striking down unconstitutional speech codes across the entire California State University system.