New Guidebooks Offer Students an Education on Civil Liberties

March 12, 2003

By Robert B. Bluey at CNSNews

College students have a new tool to fight speech codes, censorship and other draconian measures on their campuses thanks to a broad coalition of First Amendment supporters.

It comes in the form of a website launched Tuesday and a series of guidebooks released by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a Philadelphia-based civil liberties group.

The 3-year-old organization has been fighting on behalf of students since its founding, but now its co-directors, University of Pennsylvania professor Alan Charles Kors and Boston lawyer Harvey A. Silverglate, hope the guides educate students about their rights before they encounter problems...