New Testimony Sheds Light on School’s Abuse of Free Speech

March 30, 2015

By Bob Kellogg at OneNewsNow

To keep the pressure on colleges and universities nationwide to revise their unconstitutional speech policies, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has filed several lawsuits as part of a litigation project begun last July.

In the latest development in one of those lawsuits, LaShondra Peebles, an administrator at Chicago State University, filed a statement on March 20 that college president Wayne Watson had pressured her into making a false sexual harassment complaint against professor Philip Beverly. Beverly had been outspoken in his criticism of the president and his college administration, and Peebles stated that Watson had been intent on shutting down Beverly’s comments. A First Amendment lawsuit was later filed against Watson with the support of FIRE...

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