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Latest FIREside Chats Episode Features Colorado College
This week's podcast features Adam Kissel, director of FIRE's Individual Rights Defense Program, and Robert Shibley, FIRE's Vice President, discussing the ongoing case at Colorado College. As we mentioned in our press release and in numerous blog posts, two students at Colorado College were deemed "violent" and punished for posting a satirical flyer on campus. This episode of FIREside Chats highlights all case points and calls for Colorado College to reverse its decision and apologize to the students for not living up to the promise of free expression it guarantees for all students and faculty.
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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.
Always room for improvement: FIRE’s top-ranked school drops the ball by denying TPUSA chapter recognition
The University of Chicago uncharacteristically violated its students’ associational rights by denying recognition to a chapter of the conservative group Turning Point USA.
Enduring lessons from Nat Hentoff’s 1982 ‘The Day They Came to Arrest the Book’
Nat Hentoff’s 1982 Young Adult fiction book, “The Day They Came to Arrest the Book,” follows high school student newspaper editor Barney Roth as he navigates writing about and advocating for his teacher’s right to teach Huck Finn.