United States Naval Academy

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Website: http://www.usna.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

United States Naval Academy has been given the speech code rating Warning. FIRE provides a "Warning" rating to prospective students and faculty members when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech. Read more here.

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  • U.S. Naval Academy Settles Complaint With Professor Critical of Its Affirmative Action Policies

    January 27, 2011

    The United States Naval Academy has agreed to a legal settlement with a tenured English professor after a federal investigation uncovered evidence that the Naval Academy violated his First Amendment rights. The professor, Bruce Fleming, had filed a complaint in 2009 with a federal agency, the Office of Special Counsel, claiming that top ranking Naval Academy officials denied him a raise based on his public assertions about the college’s race-conscious admissions policies. In a widely circulated newspaper column, Fleming had written that the Naval Academy used an admissions process for minority students that was so much less demanding, it likely […]

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