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In Which I Tell a University of Chicago Law Prof He’s Dead Wrong on Free Speech
University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner says the U.S. overvalues free speech. You can imagine our reaction to that here at FIRE. We only wish free speech were as "overvalued" as Posner seems to believe, at least on college campuses (where Professor Posner just happens to work. Coincidence? I think not.). Posner writes that other countries "might have a point" when they reject what they see as free speech absolutism from the U.S. Is he right? I say "heck no" in The Daily Caller today. So who's got the better argument? Read our columns and decide for yourself!
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University of Utah anti-racism policy forces faculty to ‘eradicate’ words from teaching, curriculum
University of Utah’s Department of Communication is barring faculty from communicating disfavored words and ideas under its Anti-Racist Code of Conduct that requires the “eradication” of certain speech from teaching and curricula.
Russian censorship laws should not dictate expression in the NHL
NHL teams have decided to entirely abandon Pride warm up jerseys from their programming out of fear of retaliation against their Russian players.
Pitt stands firm against pressure to cancel three conservative speakers invited by student groups
University of Pittsburgh students are pressuring administrators to cancel three upcoming events hosted by conservative student groups because they feature speakers the protestors consider “anti-trans.”