Stetson University: Viewpoint-Based Censorship of Student Magazine

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Stetson University

Stetson University found itself involved in a FIRE case in November of 2005, when it censored a student publication based on the view-points expressed. While the case remains unresolved, FIRE press releases and the media expressed their concerns with what then-FIRE President David French referred to as, “Orwellian policies.” The censorship of the campus publication, Common Sense, surrounded a joke that Jay Leno made on his television program The Tonight Show.