Warning: Pro-Life Display Ahead
This year, university officials at Miami University of Ohio told Students for Life they were not permitted to put up their display without also posting warning signs around campus, basically discouraging people from viewing the exhibit. They feared the display might cause “emotional trauma” for other students. A university official also characterized the display as “harmful for some of [the university’s] community members.”
It Starts in the University: Justice Thomas Decries Societal Trend to “Limit Ideas”
Justice Thomas is right. The trend today, especially on college campuses, is to limit exposure to ideas that some people find offensive. Instead of “sticks and stones,” students believe “words are violence” and that sticks and stones may be used to shut up words that one disagrees with.
Victory for Free Speech at Michigan College that Muzzled T-Rex-clad Student’s Speech
Investigating Speech: When the Process Becomes the Punishment
What do these two statements have in common? Merely uttering these ideas caused a Georgetown student group and a Boise State professor to spend weeks justifying their existence on campus – the supposed marketplace of ideas. While both were ultimately vindicated last week, the process was the punishment, and it shows the poor state of free speech on our campuses
Are You a Neo-Nazi? Boise State Thinks You Are If You Agree with This Professor
From all of the outrage, you might assume that Yenor had done something really terrible. His crime? Writing a report and a follow-up article linking the transgender and feminist movements, highlighting their shared idea that biological sex does not determine our identity, and discussing how that idea undermines the family and parental rights.
Will Georgetown exclude Catholic views on sexuality on All Souls Day?
Georgetown, we are told, is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States.” But tonight, on a day when Catholic and many other Christians remember those who have come before us and left a legacy of faith, Georgetown’s Student Activities Commission will determine whether or not a group of students adhering to Catholic teaching on sexual morality is welcome on its campus anymore.
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Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher
The Students for Life chapter at California State University, Fresno, received permission to chalk pro-life messages around campus in May...
Queens College Students for Life v. Members of the City University of New York Board of Trustees
In 2016, Students for Life (SFL) applied to be a recognized student group at Queen’s College in New York, but...
Young Americans for Liberty v. Kellogg Community College
A student and several associates at Kellogg Community College were passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution and collecting signatures...
Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski
Chike Uzuegbunam is a student at Georgia Gwinnett College who sought to share his faith with his peers by handing...
Liebl v. Schmidt
In 2016, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was denied credit for mandatory community service simply because her...
Student group files suit against Arkansas State for limiting speech to 1% of campus
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Arkansas State University on behalf of the organizers of a student organization, Turning Point USA, to challenge the constitutionality of the ASU five-campus system’s restrictive speech policy. Among other things, the policy limits speech to roughly one percent of the Jonesboro campus.
The Stream: Students for Life and Free Speech: ‘The Only Permit We Need Is the First Amendment’link
Pro-liberty student group sues UC-Berkeley for refusing to recognize themrelease
Ohio university sued after allegedly demanding ‘trigger warning’ on antiabortion displaylink
University officials in Ohio deem pro-life display harmful, impose unconstitutional trigger warningrelease
Wisconsin university lets student government deny status, funding to conservative groupsrelease
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