Cases

To protect free speech, the government must censor. That’s the absurd argument put forth by Florida lawmakers in the controversial “Stop WOKE Act.” Read more


Cases

Can a powerful organization bully a critic into silence for condemning the use of electric-shock devices on residents? Not on FIRE’s watch. Read more


Cases

Three Claremont McKenna College professors reported being investigated after teaching excerpts from historical works of literature like “The Color Purple". Read more


Cases

In February 2022, the University of St. Thomas College Republicans sought to host political commentator Michael Knowles for a campus event. Read more


Cases

Will Silver was blocked by the New York State Senate on Twitter after criticizing new gun control legislation. Read more


Free Speech

The University of Oregon requires current and prospective faculty to submit statements discussing their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion to be eligible for hiring, promotion, and tenure. These policies — including the guidelines and rubrics used to evaluate the DEI statements — require faculty to affirm UO’s views on DEI and to promote these... Read more Read more


Free Speech

Flores v. Bennett — Complaint Plaintiffs Alejandro Flores, Daniel Flores, and Juliette Colunga are students at Clovis Community College and founding members of the college’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF-Clovis), a conservative student group. To spread their message and attract new members, Alejandro, Daniel, and Juliette — like many other students — post... Read more Read more


Due Process

The University of California, San Diego, organized a Fall 2022 orientation program limited to students and families of students who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American. On August 2, FIRE wrote to UCSD explaining that segregated educational programs, which have been illegal for decades, remain so regardless of which racial groups may benefit or... Read more Read more


Free Speech

On July 6, 2022, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student government executive branch issued an executive order stating that it will not “contract or expend funds to any individual, business, or organization which actively advocates to further limit by law access to reproductive healthcare, including, though not limited to, contraception and induced... Read more Read more


Free Speech

On August 1, 2022, Virginia Commonwealth University will ban all students with fewer than 12 credit hours completed at the university from joining social fraternities and sororities. VCU provides no exceptions to this policy for any individual student or group, and imposes no similar requirement on first-semester and transfer students playing for university athletic teams,... Read more Read more



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