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July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education What’s the most common type of speech code in FIRE’s Spotlight database? The answer might surprise you. It’s...

Federal Court Upholds Censorship of Dietary Advice

Health Coach Plans to Appeal Decision to 11th Circuit Court of Appeals MATT POWERS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Pensacola, Fl.—In a blow to entrepreneurs across the Sunshine...

Being “Pro-Life” Shouldn’t Cost You A Job

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ For over two decades the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been at the forefront of advancing and defending the...

New Lawsuit Challenges Mississippi Labeling Law That Makes Selling “Veggie Burgers” a Crime

Vegan food company Upton's Naturals and the Plant Based Food Association fight for First Amendment right to use terms consumers understand ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR...

Amazon Just Banned My Dad’s Therapy Books, Caving to LGBT Activists

JOSEPH NICOLOSI JR., THE DAILY SIGNAL On Amazon, you can buy almost any book written throughout human history—from the Bible to Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,”...

Bursting Anti-Pro-Life Speech Bubble Zones at the Supreme Court

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The ACLJ is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review and pop the anti-speech bubbles the City of Chicago has enacted to...

Klein v. Oregon: Religious Liberty & Freedom of Speech v. Gay Rights

JOHN A. SPARKS, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Among recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court, a four-sentence order may set the stage for the court...

Knight Institute v. Trump

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a district court’s ruling that Donald Trump may not block Americans from...

What Data Manipulation Claims in a Climate Change Defamation Suit Has to Do with...

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) just filed a friend of the court brief in a civil tort case addressing the...

A Free Country Requires Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Free Speech Without Teeth EAGLE FORUM As families across the nation are celebrating the United States’ independence, some are bracing themselves for the contentious topic of...

Stop Censorship of Christian Flag

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel has asked a federal district court to forgo a trial and order the city of Boston to allow...

The New Breed of ‘Snowflake Mayors’

BY BOB BARR There was a time when America’s big city mayors were real leaders. While few of them we so arrogant as to claim...

SCOTUS Reverses Oregon’s Decision to Punish Bakers

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a victory for Sweet Cakes Bakery and Melissa and Aaron Klein, today the U.S. Supreme Court sent their case...

Business Owners Bring Free Speech Lawsuit Against “Mural Police”

Lawsuit seeks to stop Mandan, North Dakota, from removing mural CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Last fall, August “Augie” Kersten, co-owner of the Lonesome Dove saloon...

Boston Censorship in Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel will present oral argument tomorrow in a federal court of appeals against the city of Boston and one...

Trinity College administration recognizes ‘Churchill Club,’ even as student government votes to deny recognition

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG On Monday, the Trinity College Student Government Association announced that it had voted — after weeks of delays, meetings, and public forums —...

A Real Free Speech Movement

CAPITOL HILL REPORT, EAGLE FORUM President Trump has never bowed down to political correctness. In fact, it was one of the reasons why he won...

Twitter Says Goodbye to SPLC

LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Twitter has finally distanced itself from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after the implosion regarding the ongoing sexual...

NJ Counseling Case Goes Back to Lower Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL TRENTON, NJ – Liberty Counsel will refile King v. Murphy in the New Jersey lower court and work this case back up to the...

Ohio 4-H Violates Rights with Harmful Agenda

LIBERTY COUNSEL State taxpayer dollars are funding Ohio State University (OSU) Office of Cooperative Extension’s coopting the mission of the Ohio 4-H program to promote LGBT...

Dairy Farmer Wins First Round to Say that Skim Milk is Skim Milk

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Harrisburg, Pa.—A federal judge in Pennsylvania denied the Food and Drug Administration’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit about whether additive-free...

America’s Bill Of Rights Prevents Erosion Of Civil Liberties As In New Zealand

BY BOB BARR Every day, I thank America’s Founding Fathers for their prescience in providing a Bill of Rights to protect against the government arbitrarily...

Climate-Change Politics – Part 3

It's the enviro-fascists versus free speech and science BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I wrote in my previous column that environmentalists are exploiting the climate-change issue to promote an...

U.S. Coastguard Sued for Delegating Power to Private Association

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Captain Matthew Hight was on the verge of getting his license to pilot commercial vessels on the St. Lawrence...

California Bill Violates Free Speech

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SACRAMENTO, CA -- California State Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel has proposed a bill that would violate the First Amendment by forcing every...

Is H.R. 1 Really “for the People?”

TAKE ACTION, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In January, House Democrats introduced their signature piece of legislation, H.R. 1, the “For The People Act.” H.R. 1 is full of unconstitutional...

Tell Your Representative to Vote “NO” to Suppressing Free Speech, Violating Our Privacy Rights,...

LIBERTY ALERTS, EAGLE FORUM TAKE ACTION Congress Will Not Silence Us! Congress will vote this week on a very dangerous bill. The For the People Act (H.R. 1) actually...

A Rose by Another Name Still Merits First Amendment Protection

ILYA SHAPIRO and PATRICK MORAN, CATO INSTITUTE Barronelle Stutzman owns and operates Arlene’s Flowers, where she designs floral arrangements for a variety of occasions, including...

Victory for Pro-life Speech in New York

LIBERTY COUNSEL BROOKLYN, NY – New York Attorney General Letitia James has abandoned on appeal attempts to censor the Christian and pro-life speech of Liberty Counsel’s client...

What’s Missing from Facebook’s Oversight Board

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE Facebook has set out a draft charter for an “Oversight Board for Content Decisions.” This document represents the first concrete step yet toward...