FIRE’s ‘Firefly’ case in ‘Reason’ Magazine

April 18, 2012

In the May issue of Reason, you’ll find a whole page devoted to FIRE’s case involving University of Wisconsin-Stout Professor James Miller, whose Firefly poster was removed by campus authorities because "it [could] be interpreted as a threat." The case is featured in the Artifact section of the magazine.

The case drew widespread attention this past fall. Firefly stars Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion and legendary science fiction author Neil Gaiman all tweeted FIRE’s coverage of the case to their combined nearly 3 million followers; more than 1,000 people were inspired to take action and write to Stout’s president; and on the very first day of its release, FIRE’s Firefly video attracted 25,000 views.

So pick up the latest Reason and check out FIRE’s video to learn about this unbelievable case and how the overwhelming amount of public pressure led University of Wisconsin-Stout to back down and reaffirm the importance of free speech on campus.

Schools:  University of Wisconsin – Stout

Cases:  University of Wisconsin – Stout: Censorship, Referral to Threat Assessment Team, and Threat of Criminal Charges after Professor Puts Posters Outside Office Door