Joliet Junior College

Location: Joliet, Illinois
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Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

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  • Report: Academics worldwide face frequent, alarming threats

    October 25, 2018

    This week, Scholars at Risk released Free to Think 2018, its fourth report in an annual series addressing threats faced by academics around the world. The report offers a sobering analysis of the methods — including violence, imprisonment, and travel restrictions — opponents of free expression and academic freedom use to target vocal members of the higher education community. Among the report’s most disturbing findings is that 79 violent attacks against higher education communities occurred in 27 countries over the past year, where “[a]t least 77 students, scholars, staff, campus security personnel, and others died in these attacks, with hundreds […]

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  • VICTORY: Student detained for passing out political flyers settles lawsuit with Illinois college

    April 18, 2018

    CHICAGO, April 18, 2018 — Student Ivette Salazar and Joliet Junior College agreed today to settle Salazar’s First Amendment lawsuit against the Illinois college after she was detained for handing out political flyers. Salazar’s suit, filed Jan. 11, prompted policy changes that will protect the speech rights of the more than 38,000 JJC students. Salazar was detained in November 2017 for distributing flyers from the Party for Socialism and Liberation that read “Shut Down Capitalism.” She was reported by campus staff, detained and interrogated by JJC police, and told she could not distribute her flyers without the college’s permission. The […]

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  • FIRE files lawsuit on behalf of Illinois student detained by police for ‘Shut Down Capitalism’ flyers

    January 11, 2018

    A campus police officer told student Ivette Salazar she has freedom of speech only if Joliet Junior College approves it. CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2018 — Joliet Junior College student Ivette Salazar only wanted to do what Americans do every day: exercise her First Amendment right to respond to an opposing viewpoint. For that, campus police detained her, confiscated her political flyers, and told her she has freedom of speech only if JJC gives its approval. That’s not how the First Amendment works, and that’s why Salazar filed a lawsuit today against JJC. The lawsuit is the latest for the Foundation […]

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