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197 U.S. 11 (1905) JACOBSON v. MASSACHUSETTS. No. 70. Supreme Court of United States. Argued December 6, 1904. Decided February 20, 1905. ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS. *14 Mr. George Fred Williams, with whom Mr. James A. Halloran was on the brief, for plaintiff in... Read more Read more


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EUGENE, Oregon, August 26, 2014—The University of Oregon (UO) has filed multiple, blatantly unconstitutional conduct charges against a female student who jokingly yelled “I hit it first” from a dormitory window. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. FIRE... Read more Read more


2020-2021 First Place – $10,000 Scholarship Maxwell Kearney – Westlake High School, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Second Place – $5,000 Scholarship Sami Al-Asady – Ironwood High School, Glendale, Ariz. Third Place – (3) $1,000 Scholarships Salome Augusto – Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn, Va. Jenna Smith – Kent Place School, Scotch... Read more Read more


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The findings from the first-ever rankings of the free speech climates at 55 of America’s largest and most prestigious college campuses. Read more


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This is the second post delving into the results of FIRE’s ‘Speaking Freely’ report on college students’ attitudes toward expression on American campuses. Read more


Recently, government efforts to fight sexual harassment on campus using Title IX have sometimes overstepped the bounds of the law and the Constitution. Read more


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ATLANTA, July 23, 2015—Today, more than eight years after his unjust expulsion, student Hayden Barnes’ federal civil rights lawsuit against Georgia’s Valdosta State University (VSU) and former VSU president Ronald Zaccari concluded with the announcement of a $900,000 settlement. In the spring of 2007, Barnes was expelled from VSU by... Read more Read more


More colleges and universities are adopting affirmative consent policies to help combat sexual assault. But these policies threaten fundamental fairness. Read more


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“What were the facts in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez? How did the case reach the Supreme Court?” “What did the Supreme Court decide in CLS v. Martinez?” “What does FIRE think of the Court’s decision?” “This is a case about student groups. What does CLS v. Martinez have to... Read more Read more



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