Judge Rules Chicago State Can’t ‘Interfere’ With Faculty Blog During First Amendment Case

August 2, 2015

By Aleister at College Insurrection

Professors have free speech rights too.

The College Fix reports.

Chicago State University has drawn terrible headlines in 2015 for its fight against critical faculty members who run a blog that documents alleged wrongdoing by the administration.

The professors’ First Amendment lawsuit against the school, on allegations it has tried to shut down or censor CSU Faculty Voice, just got easier.

A federal judge ruled the school must not “take any steps to shut down the CSU Faculty Voice blog or interfere with its operation in any way” as the case proceeds, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education notes:

After bogus accusations of trademark infringement failed to intimidate the professors into shutting down the blog, CSU hastily adopted a far-reaching cyberbullying policy to silence its critics, which it then used to investigate [Professor Robert] Bionaz for a face-to-face conversation he had with another administrator...

Schools: Chicago State University