Los Angeles Pierce College

Location: Woodland Hills, California
Website: https://piercecollege.edu/
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

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  • Los Angeles Pierce College – Stand Up For Speech Lawsuit

    March 28, 2017

    In November 2016, student Kevin Shaw of Pierce College in Los Angeles attempted to distribute Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution and recruit new members for his student group, Young Americans for Liberty, along the main public walkway through the heart of campus.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • The 10 worst colleges for free speech: 2018

    February 12, 2018

    Every year, FIRE chooses the 10 worst colleges for free speech — and unfortunately, 2017 left us with plenty of options: Campuses were rocked by violent mob censorship, monitored by bias response teams, plagued by free speech zones, and beset by far too many disinvitation attempts. Although the number of colleges with the most restrictive speech codes has continued to decline, 90 percent of schools still maintain codes that either clearly restrict or could too easily be used to restrict free speech. Today, we present our 2018 list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech. As always, our list […]

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  • FIRE names America’s 10 worst colleges for free speech: 2018

    February 12, 2018

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12, 2018 — Each year, colleges across the country find dubious ways to silence student and faculty expression. In the last year, administrators became embroiled in litigation for telling a student he couldn’t hand out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution outside a free speech zone, continued a years-long effort to ban a group from campus due to its political viewpoint, and even investigated a professor for a satirical tweet — eventually driving him to resign. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has identified America’s 10 worst colleges for free speech, published today with detailed descriptions on […]

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  • Court rejects Pierce College’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against its tiny ‘free speech zone’

    January 18, 2018

    Court to college: Despite your restrictive policies, the open areas of your campus are public forums for student speakers. Los Angeles Pierce College, part of the nation’s largest community college district, restricts speech to .003 percent of campus. Student Kevin Shaw sued administrators at Pierce College and the Los Angeles Community College District after he was prevented from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2018 — In an order issued yesterday, a federal district court denied Los Angeles Community College District and Pierce College administrators’ motion to dismiss student Kevin Shaw’s First Amendment […]

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