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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit stopped the University of Central Florida from enforcing an overbroad “discriminatory harassment” policy Read more


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Mark McPhail, a former communications professor at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana, has sued the university and administrators last month for retaliating against his exercise of First Amendment rights, among other things. The lawsuit alleges IU Northwest fired McPhail after he criticized the selection of the person appointed to lead a reorganized School of... Read more Read more


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FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, asking the Supreme Court to rule that faculty speech is protected the workplace. Read more


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FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in Shehata v. Blackwell, in support of Dr. Ehab Shehata and his appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Read more


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The Virginia House of Delegates Education Committee passed HB 406, which would allow students to sue for First Amendment violations in state court. Read more


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Lars Jensen, a tenured math professor, alleges Truckee Meadows engaged in willful retaliation to punish him for flagging declining academic standards. Read more


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Law professor Jason Kilborn forges ahead in the battle to vindicate academic freedom rights at University of Illinois Chicago, which punished him for a test question that included two redacted slurs. Read more


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Lawyer for faculty denied permission to testify calls decision ‘ringing endorsement of the critical importance of faculty free speech and academic freedom.’ Read more


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A New York court recently held that the firings of 4 music professors from the College of Saint Rose unlawfully violated the institution’s faculty manual. Read more


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As a Hellman Fellow, law students will work with FIRE’s civil rights attorneys to defend freedom of speech, expression, and thought in higher education. Read more



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