Each year, FIRE reviews thousands of potential cases involving individuals and groups whose rights are threatened. FIRE’s team of legal and advocacy experts have decades of experience protecting free speech both on and off college campuses. Learn more about FIRE’s civil liberties cases.
In 2015, Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress for using undercover investigative techniques to surreptitiously record Planned Parenthood events and publishing those videos as evidence of alleged trafficking in fetal tissue for profit. A California jury found in favor of Planned Parenthood and awarded the organization nearly $2.5 million in compensatory damages.
LACC bars student journalists from entering public spaces and events and calls the student paper’s adviser into a meeting with the president amidst public criticism of the school’s treatment of the press.
If you are facing retaliation over protected speech, or if you are a college student or faculty member whose First Amendment rights may have been violated, reach out to FIRE to learn more about how we can protect your rights.