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Joshua Gray took to social media to do what thousands of Americans do each day: express his thoughts on a matter of public concern. When Gray applied for a professional investigator license, the Maine Department of Public Safety denied his application, pointing to Gray’s social media statements as evidence that he was incompetent and lacked... Read more Read more


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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



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