FIRE Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate has written an editorial in today's Wall Street Journal tackling the First Amendment issues at stake in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, which goes before the high court on Monday. Harvey asks: "Can a public university force a Christian student group to accept as leaders students who explicitly reject core tenets of the group's faith? On Monday the Supreme Court will entertain precisely this question—and the First Amendment right to freedom of association hangs in the balance." In February, Harvey submitted the amici brief that FIRE and national student group Students for Liberty filed with the Supreme Court in the case on behalf of the Christian Legal Society.
University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill and board chair Scott Bok announced their resignations after McGill said the university should back away from its traditional protection of speech.