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.
This year Texas passed the Restricting Explicit and Adult-Designated Educational Resources Act (READER). READER compels booksellers that sell books to school libraries to rate every book they sell as “sexually explicit,” “sexually relevant,” or “none.” It further bans all sales of “sexually explicit” materials to public schools.
Male student athlete John Doe was expelled from Loyola University of Chicago after being accused of sexual assault by a female student athlete, Jane Doe. When John sued Loyola over the circumstances of his expulsion, several alarming facts came to light, including several violations of John’s due process rights throughout the school’s investigation, hearing, and appeal.
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.