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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...

Court: University of Mississippi may have violated due process rights

SAMANTHA HARRIS, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION While the Department of Education considers new regulations on how colleges and universities adjudicate claims of sexual misconduct on...

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...

‘Gender Support Plan’ Violates Teacher, Student & Parental Rights

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL PASCO COUNTY, FL -- Pasco County Public School administrators have threatened a male P.E. teacher who had a conscience-based objection to...

Response to Critiques of the Student Privacy Protection Act

By Karen R. Effrem, MD, and Jane Robbins The Student Privacy Protection Act, (SPPA) -  S1341, is creating quite a stir. As expected and despite...

My Child Is Not Common

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The New York Times published an interesting color picture of moms, both white and African-American, who were demonstrating against the plan to...

Justina Pelletier Closer to Home

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Thompson, CT— Yesterday afternoon, Justina Pelletier was transferred by ambulance to the behavior (psychiatric) wing of the JRI Susan Wayne Center...

Another Challenge to “Under God” in the Pledge Rejected

CECE HEIL, ACLJ In the latest chapter of a seemingly never ending battle over the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Massachusetts...

Justice Restored after Little Girl's Bible Banned from School

CECE HEIL, ACLJ We recently assisted a mother and her daughter in Tucson, Arizona, who requested our assistance when the daughter was told that she...

Justice Restored after Little Girl’s Bible Banned from School

CECE HEIL, ACLJ We recently assisted a mother and her daughter in Tucson, Arizona, who requested our assistance when the daughter was told that she...

Victory for Bible Club in NY

CECE HEIL, ACLJ This week the ACLJ aided a New York high school student start up an after-school, student-led Bible study club. A senior at...

ACLJ Defends the American Flag in the Ninth Circuit

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider a...

Oklahoma State Settles Lawsuit with Campus Pro-Life Group

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE This past Friday, Oklahoma State University (OSU) settled a lawsuit with Cowboys for Life, a pro-life student organization that alleged the...

'Unlearning Liberty’ Again, This Time by Self-Censorship at ‘The Daily Targum’

Catherine Sevcenko, TheFIRE The Soviet Union was said to operate on a system of “telephone justice”: a judge would hold a trial and then call...

‘Unlearning Liberty’ Again, This Time by Self-Censorship at ‘The Daily Targum’

Catherine Sevcenko, TheFIRE The Soviet Union was said to operate on a system of “telephone justice”: a judge would hold a trial and then call...

In Virginia, Right to Counsel Bill Tabled

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG This week, the Virginia General Assembly had an opportunity to pass legislation that would have significantly advanced the cause of university...

‘Georgetown Law Journal’ Writer Proposes Stiff Penalties for Flouting FERPA

Peter Bonilla, TheFIRE In The Georgetown Law Journal, Georgetown University Law Center student Rob Silverblatt makes a worthwhile contribution to the steadily-growing body of literature...

‘Star-Ledger’ Columnist Shreds Montclair State’s Treatment of Joseph Aziz

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org Last week, we celebrated the vindication of Montclair State University student Joseph Aziz's free speech rights, after he had been suspended...

Montclair State Wrongly Cites Anti-Bullying Law to Justify Student’s Suspension

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE The case of Montclair State University student Joseph Aziz—who has been suspended from the university as the result of unflattering social...

Even After Litigation, University of Cincinnati Earns a ‘Red Light’

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org The University of Cincinnati (UC) had a bit of a rough year in 2012 in terms of upholding its First Amendment...

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG On December 28, 2012, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the state's new Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), prohibiting employers and...

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG Yesterday, the 112th congressional session came to a close and the newly elected members of the 113th Congress were officially sworn into...

Single-Sex Classrooms Under Fire

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM In 2006, the United States Department of Education eased restrictions on single-sex education in public schools as long as the programs...

Public University Dorms and The Fourth Amendment

ANDREW KLOSTER, THEFIRE.ORG On Monday, a University of Kentucky student posted a video on YouTube that showed him berating some police officers who entered his dormitory, according...