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Follow FIRE Chairman Harvey Silverglate on Twitter!
FIRE Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate, author of the book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, can now be followed on the popular microblogging site Twitter. You can follow him at twitter.com/3felonies as he discusses current developments that are relevant to his book. You can also read more about how Harvey's experiences with FIRE cases helped lead him to write his latest book here.
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Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.
Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.