Tune in this morning: FIRE to guide House on campus First Amendment protections

April 4, 2017

FIRE will tell the House Judiciary Committee this morning how Congress can help stop First Amendment abuses on America’s public college and university campuses.

FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff will testify at 11:30am as a witness before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on the topic of First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses.

During his testimony, Lukianoff will outline the most frequent and problematic First Amendment violations FIRE sees, including speech codes such as “free speech zone” and permitting policies that physically limit when and where students can speak, restrictions on student press, and federal government overreach that has prompted schools to adopt vague and overbroad definitions of harassment that ban a wide swath of protected speech.

FIRE will encourage Congress to help defend free speech on campus and provide guidance on how to do so.

Other witnesses scheduled to testify are Vanderbilt law professor and Newseum Institute First Amendment Center Ombudsman David Hudson, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel & Director of Strategic Affairs Ken Klukowski, and Ethics and Public Policy Center Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz.

You can watch the testimony live right here (above) once it begins at 11:30am, or over on the House Judiciary Committee’s website.