As FIRE supporter David Ross has illustrated, Syracuse University College of Law’s (SUCOL’s) chilling investigation of law student Len Audaer over the publication of an anonymous, satirical website has prompted strong reactions from supporters concerned about the state of free speech at Syracuse. Since we issued our press release, dozens (that we know of) have used our website to write letters to the university, calling for an end to the investigation. Many additional supporters have written to us to convey their shock and outrage. Thank you!
Public interest in the case continues to grow, meanwhile, with publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education and Las Vegas Review-Journal helping bring the case national attention (see also my recently published letter in the Syracuse campus newspaper The Daily Orange).
FIRE’s supporters are an important part of bringing public attention to the many cases we handle during the year, and I encourage Torch readers to take a moment to write Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor and SUCOL Dean Hannah Arterian today. Every voice for liberty counts!
TAKE ACTION: Tell Syracuse University to honor its promises of free speech and due process.