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Higher Ed Organizations File 'Amicus' Brief Opposing FIRE
Yesterday, the American Council on Education (ACE) and 14 other higher education groups filed an amicus brief supporting the Hastings College of the Law's ban on the Christian Legal Society's use of belief-based criteria as a basis for determining who can be its leaders. Inside Higher Ed has a lengthy story on those who filed briefs opposing FIRE's position in the case, a group that also includes the American Association of Law Schools and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. FIRE will be tackling the issues raised in some of these briefs starting tomorrow, when Azhar Majeed will blog about ACE's brief in the case. Stay tuned.
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Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
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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.
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.