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SUMMARY OF FIRE’S POSITION The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s en banc opinion in Hosty v. Carter, No. 01-4155 (7th Cir. June 20, 2005), is a poorly conceived opinion that, if upheld, will do serious harm to freedom of speech on campus far beyond the realm of student media. The Court ruled... Read more Read more


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Ron Johnson refused to resign — so now he’s been “reassigned.”That must be the cost of standing up for a free press at Kansas State University these days.The controversy erupted earlier this year when the Kansas State Collegian, the student newspaper Johnson advises, failed to cover a conference on black student government. Citing a pattern... Read more Read more


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Bill Number: Oversight Hearing Date: October 29, 2003 – 2:00 PM Witness: Greg Lukianoff, J.D.Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, Foundation for Individual Rights in EducationPhiladelphia, PA Testimony: My name is Greg Lukianoff, and I am the director of legal and public advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, commonly known as FIRE.... Read more Read more


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The editor-in-chief of the Georgetown University’s student newspaper, The Hoya, has had a rough week. David Jung Wong, a sophomore from Hollywood, Florida, fired Robert Swope, a conservative columnist, for having angered campus feminists with his weekly op-eds. Wong was unhappy with Swope’s unrepentant politically incorrect views and took it upon himself to rid the... Read more Read more



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