Amicus Briefs

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Amicus Briefs

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Amicus Briefs

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Amicus Briefs

With the assistance of FIRE Legal Network member Kevin King of Covington & Burling LLP and his team, FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in March in support of a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski.  This important case concerns a student challenge to a free speech zone at Georgia... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

FIRE joined an amicus brief with the Institute for Free Speech, arguing that the Fifth Circuit should uphold a district court ruling invalidating a Texas law requiring contractors with state agencies to pledge not to boycott Israel. IFS and FIRE argued that the district court correctly held the law unconstitutional on its face in prohibiting... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

With the assistance of FIRE Legal Network Daniel L. Schmutter of Hartman & Winnicki, PC, FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief arguing the Third Circuit should grant rehearing en banc and overturn a panel opinion upholding denial of a terminated professor’s contract claim against a private university. FIRE argues that the panel’s ruling threatens free... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

This appeal followed a New York court’s refusal to overturn the suspensions of former members of the Theta Tau fraternity chapter after their private, satirical roast was revealed and publicized by the student newspaper, resulting in campus outrage over derogatory language used in the skits. In November, FIRE filed an amicus brief arguing that the... Read more Read more


Amicus Briefs

The attached amicus brief was filed today in B.L. v. Mahanoy Area School District, arguing that the Third Circuit should uphold the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a high school student cheerleader who was suspended from the team because of a Snap saying “fuck cheer.” Read more


Amicus Briefs

Speech First v. Fenves, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, August 16, 2019 Read more



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