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Doe v. Syracuse University

This appeal followed a New York court’s refusal to overturn the suspensions of former members of the Theta Tau fraternity chapter after their private, satirical roast was revealed and publicized by the student newspaper, resulting in campus outrage over derogatory language used in the skits. In November, FIRE filed an amicus brief arguing that the suspensions violated Syracuse’s institutional commitments to free speech and policies promising procedural fairness.