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Analyzing Common Problems with University Policies

October 17, 2017

Over at The Torch, FIRE's Samantha Harris has been writing an excellent series on various threats to liberty on public universities campuses.  Much like our series a few years ago on equal access and student fees, not only does Harris discuss the variety of threats to freedom, she also flexes the legal muscle on why these policies must be removed.  Several of Harris' posts include examples from Alliance Defending Freedom cases, like College Republicans at San Francisco State University v. Reed (a speech code case) and Roberts v. Haragan (a speech zone case).  Here are links to each part of the series:

The Problem with Mandating Civility

Misunderstanding ‘Harassment’

Free Speech Rights Must Extend to Students’ Online Expression

Posting Policies Frequently Restrict Student Expression

Misunderstanding ‘Time, Place, and Manner’ Restrictions

Alliance Defending Freedom, like FIRE, is working to eliminate these unconstitutional policies, but can do so only with your help.  Contact us if you think your university might be unfairly restricting your rights on campus.

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Loudoun County Tanner Cross Settlement
Court Upholds Tanner Cross’ Free Speech Rights

A settlement has been reached with Loudoun County School District that permanently prohibits school officials from retaliating against Tanner for exercising his free speech rights.

Senators memo on parental rights
Senators Push Back on Use of Federal Law Enforcement to Investigate Concerned Parents

30 senators have introduced a resolution supporting the right of parents to be the leading voice in the education of their children.

Former Obama Education Official is Back And Poised to Pick Up Where She Left Off

Catherine Lhamon’s confirmation to this position is cause for concern because of how she operated the last time she held this position, under the Obama Administration.