Free Speech

Si v. EVMS – Complaint Edward Si, a medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School, applied to form a chapter of Students for a National Health Program, a national student organization dedicated to advocating for a single-payer health system, in December 2020. EVMS’s Student Government Association denied the application because it did “not want to... Read more Read more


Cases

Summary On June 10, 2020, four organizations that represent student survivors of sexual harassment and assault challenged the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, moved to intervene as defendants on July 21, 2020. After the... Read more Read more


Due Process

On June 6, 2020, a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On June 25, FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, moved to intervene as defendants, which was... Read more Read more


Cases

Diei v. UTHSC – Complaint Kimberly Diei is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. She has twice been investigated by her program’s Professional Conduct Committee because of allegations that her personal social media activity was too “crude,” “vulgar,” and “sexual.” Diei enjoys commenting on topics of... Read more Read more


Free Speech

Nally v. Graham Complaint In the fall of 2020, student journalist Jared Nally drew the ire of Haskell Indian Nations University President Ronald Graham. After Nally’s reporting criticized Haskell, Graham issued a “Directive” forbidding Nally from engaging in standard newsgathering activities like recording interviews or asking questions of public officials. Graham’s Directive threatened Nally with... Read more Read more


Cases

On June 6, 2020, the State of New York filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On June 29, FIRE moved to intervene, which the court denied on July 10. On July 17, FIRE filed an amicus brief in... Read more Read more


Cases

On May 14, 2020, a coalition of organizations dedicated to helping students who experience sexual harassment and assault continue their education filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. On June 24, FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First,... Read more Read more


Cases

On March 8, 2021, The Women’s Student Union filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On July 1, 2021, the Department of Education moved to dismiss on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked standing. On May 24, 2021, FIRE, joined... Read more Read more


Free Speech

MJC student Robert Van Tuinen was ordered to cease distributing Constitutions on September 17 — Constitution Day. Read more