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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...

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...

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...

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...

Savannah Judge Holds Tour-Guide Lawsuit Unconstitutional

Ruling vindicates Savannah guides in long-running free speech battle ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Savannah, Ga.—Does the First Amendment allow cities to make it illegal to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

House Passes Political-Omnibus Bill H.R. 1

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE H.R. 1, the political regulation omnibus bill, contains “provisions that unconstitutionally infringe the freedoms of speech and association,” and which “will...

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...

Charleston Appeals Federal Decision Striking Down Tour Guide

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Charleston, S.C.—Yesterday , attorneys for the City of Charleston appealed an August 2018 federal court ruling that struck down the...

Counseling Ban Goes to Court of Appeals

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Late yesterday, within 59 minutes of a judge’s ruling on a counseling ban, Liberty Counsel filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals...

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...

UC Davis warns students about speech restrictions in China

SARAH MCLAUGHLIN, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION Earlier this month, FIRE launched its “Commitment to Campus Free Expression at Home and Abroad,” a statement...

Lawsuit Challenges SEC Gag Order and Book Ban

Institute for Justice represents Cato Institute in First Amendment lawsuit to end SEC’s imposition of unconstitutional settlement gag orders J. JUSTIN WILSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE This...

Maryland Counseling Ban on Trial

LIBERTY COUNSEL BALTIMORE, MD – Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Maryland's new law which prohibits minors from receiving voluntary counseling from...

Principal “Grinch” Who Censored Christmas Resigns

LIBERTY COUNSEL The principal at Manchester Elementary School in Nebraska who was on administrative leave for censoring Christmas has resigned. Last night, the Elkhorn Public...

Chicago State University professor Wins First Amendment lawsuit

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG University repeatedly tried to shut down faculty blog critical of former administration Settlement is the 13th for FIRE’s litigation project,...

Can Pluralism Work Online?

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has consulted with conservative individuals and groups about its content moderation. Recently I suggested that social media...

Responding to criticisms of the proposed Dept. of Education Title IX regulations

BY FIRE Introduction Since the Department of Education (ED) officially released its proposed Title IX regulations on November 16, there has been a flood of commentary analyzing the new...

Though Persecuted, Christians and Patriots are Standing

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN I praise God for Wyoming GOP county chair Vicki Kissack having the courage to share my article, "Christians Deceived by...

LGBT’s “Outrageous Subpoena”— An Unprecedented Assault on Religious Liberty and Free Speech

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Liberty Counsel filed an objection to a staggering subpoena from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal), which represents...

So to Speak podcast: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

By Nico Perrino, The FIRE.org [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/417415203" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] In 2012, a same-sex couple entered Masterpiece Cakeshop and asked its owner, Jack Phillips, to...

NY AG Faces Headwinds in Pro-life Free Speech Case

LIBERTY COUNSEL BROOKLYN, NY – In a hearing this week in a federal lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seeking to punish...