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Greg Lukianoff on MSNBC’s Buchanan and Press Transcript, originally aired June 2, 2003 PRESS: Welcome back to BUCHANAN & PRESS. A big debate on college campuses. Should students be allowed to protest wherever they want or protest limited to certain so-called free speech zones? Big lawsuits about that at some campuses, including University of Texas... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s Third Speech Code Target: Texas Tech University "How Campus Censor’s Squelch Freedom of Speech" by Stuart Taylor Junior from National Journal FIRE’s 2003 Internship Program FIRE’s Legal Network Censorship Zone Ends at Western Illinois University From the Board of Directors   Read more


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GLENDORA, CA—The latest battle in the campaign to free public universities from the scandal of unconstitutional speech codes began today at Citrus College. Chris Stevens, a student, is suing the College for restrictions on free expression that violate his First Amendment rights. The lawsuit, filed on May 20, 2003 by FIRE Legal Network attorney Carol... Read more Read more


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University Belatedly Approves Conservative Student Group CORAL GABLES, FL—The University of Miami (UM) has abandoned a double standard that it had used to deny official approval to a conservative student group, Advocates for Conservative Thought (ACT). The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) had written to UM President Donna E. Shalala on April 7,... Read more Read more


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CORAL GABLES, FL— University of Miami (UM) President Donna Shalala has permitted an official UM agent to deny recognition of a student organization that seeks to advance conservative philosophical ideas. UM takes the position that the campus chapter of the College Republicans speaks for all “conservatives.” “The University of Miami has imposed awful restrictions on... Read more Read more


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CAMBRIDGE, MA—On April 1, 2003, in an extremely important victory for fundamental fairness on our nation’s private as well as public campuses, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) dismissed a complaint against Harvard University. Wendy Murphy, a Boston lawyer, had alleged that revisions to Harvard’s disciplinary procedures—changes devised to eliminate... Read more Read more


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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a resounding victory for freedom of conscience, Rutgers University has lifted a ban on the InterVarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship (Fellowship), a Christian student group. “This is an important event for everyone who values genuine pluralism and diversity,” said Alan Charles Kors, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which... Read more Read more



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