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Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, supporting the petitioner-appellants, former members of the Syracuse University Theta Tau engineering fraternity. In 2018, Syracuse dismantled the fraternity and suspended several of its members after videos of a private satirical “roast” — performed for members of the... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

Alongside the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, FIRE filed an amici curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of respondent, high school student Brandi Levy. This case concerns the constitutionality of Levy’s year-long suspension from her school’s cheerleading squad for posting “Fuck school fuck softball fuck... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in support of student Ashlyn Hoggard’s petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. In 2017, Arkansas State University officials stopped Hoggard from setting up a table near the student union to recruit fellow students for a new chapter of Turning Point USA. Although the United States Court... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

This case before the Supreme Court of the United States concerns the threat to the right to private anonymous association presented by the California Attorney General’s policy of requiring nonprofit organizations to publicly disclose donor’s identities and other information. FIRE joined the Cato Institute, the Firearms Policy Coalition, Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute, Reason Foundation, The... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, supporting petitioner-respondents Ahmad Awad, Sofia Dadap, Sapphira Lurie, and Julie Norris. These students sought to register a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Fordham University, but administrators denied their registration in spite of the chapter’s... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of two high school students suspended for telling jokes about a classmate in a private Snapchat discussion among a group of friends. FIRE’s brief argues that the district court’s decision to uphold the students’ suspensions subverted... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed a motion for leave to file a brief of amicus curiae in the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division’s First Department in support of three New York University (NYU) students. These students were suspended by the University after attending off-campus gatherings before the semester began despite the fact that the University had provided... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

Alongside the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the Student Press Law Center, FIRE filed a brief amici curiae in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of Plaintiff-Appellant Noriana Radwan, a former student-athlete at the University of Connecticut. After her soccer team’s victory in a conference tournament championship,... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in support of Plaintiff-Appellant Ken Peterson, a professor at Dixie State University, who was suspended after criticizing the university’s leadership and controversial treatment of a faculty colleague and later fired after refusing to sign a “Last Chance Agreement”... Read more Read more



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