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Creeley: ‘Why Banning Offensive Speech on Campus Fails’
FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Will Creeley's latest column on The Huffington Post takes head-on the idea that offensive speech should be restricted or banned on college campuses. It can be tempting to give colleges a pass on restrictions on speech when the vast majority of people find it offensive—but it's still a bad idea. Why? Read Will's column, which features comments from Brookings scholar and author Jonathan Rauch as well as ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, to find out.
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Winning hearts and minds: FIRE celebrates first year of expanded free speech advocacy
One year after expanding into off-campus free speech advocacy, we’re working tirelessly on behalf of individuals of all backgrounds and perspectives, protecting free speech throughout the country without fear, favor, or apology.
University of Guam professor vindicated after punishment for criticizing political candidates
University of Guam punished professor Ron McNinch for criticizing political candidates running in Guam’s November 2022 election.
FIRE to Fifth Circuit: Protect our public libraries
FIRE filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the plaintiffs in Little v. Llano County, a First Amendment suit challenging ideologically driven book removals from Llano Public Library.
Machete madness: Hunter College professor calls pro-life display ‘violent,’ then threatens reporter with a massive blade for asking questions
An adjunct assistant professor of art at New York’s Hunter College reacted angrily to two pro-life students tabling on campus by berating them and vandalizing their display.