Students for Life at Miami University of Ohio, Hamilton v. Trustees of Miami University of Ohio
ADF attorneys represent Students for Life at Miami U. of Ohio Friday, March 16, 2018 CINCINNATI – Miami University of Ohio has agreed to change its unconstitutional policies that authorized officials at its Hamilton campus to require students to post signs “warning” others about their group’s pro-life display. As part of a settlement ending a […]
H. 4440 Will Defend Free Speech on South Carolina College Campuses
House Bill 4440 seeks to protect students at South Carolina’s public universities from becoming the next victims of this sort of abuse. Why is this legislation necessary? First, it protects the rights of students from university officials who either do not understand or do not care about the First Amendment.
Kennesaw State sued again: illegal fees, hierarchical caste system for student organizations
ADF represents Young Americans for Freedom of KSU Wednesday, March 07, 2018 ATLANTA – A student and student group represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Kennesaw State University officials Monday after they imposed unconstitutional “security fees” for an event featuring conservative speaker Katie Pavlich scheduled for March 7. The lawsuit […]
Kennesaw State declares pro-life display ‘controversial,’ exiles it to tiny speech zone
ADF attorneys represent Ratio Christi in new lawsuit Thursday, February 22, 2018 ATLANTA – A Christian student organization represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Kennesaw State University officials Tuesday to challenge policies that officials used to relegate its pro-life display to a “speech zone” that makes up less than 0.08 […]
Illinois university rescinds policy that restricted speech to less than 1 percent of campus
Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville has revised its campus speech policy in light of a lawsuit Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of a student group. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, the university will no longer limit student free speech activities to less than one percent of the SIU-Edwardsville campus and will no longer require a permit to use any other space outside that restricted zone.
Georgetown siphons checks from pro-family club to LGBT-affiliated groups
ADF represents Love Saxa, calls on university to launch investigation, restore all funds Thursday, February 01, 2018 WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to Georgetown University calling for a thorough investigation into the university’s apparent misappropriation of donations made to a pro-family student organization. The letter details how the nation’s oldest Catholic […]
Lone Star College System in court after ousting conservative student group
A student organization filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against officials at Lone Star College after one of its campuses derecognized the group for its conservative views. The six-campus system is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the CyFair campus chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas and its president.
One Afternoon, Two Victories for Freedom of Association
Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been misusing nondiscrimination policies to prohibit student clubs from choosing their leaders based on shared beliefs: whether shared political values, or faith in the very religious beliefs the group is formed to foster. Yesterday, this abuse stopped at two Universities.
Michigan college finally fixes policies that led to arresting people handing out Constitution
ADF attorneys represent Young Americans for Liberty at Kellogg Community College Wednesday, January 24, 2018 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of a legal settlement, Michigan’s Kellogg Community College has changed policies that were the basis for arresting three supporters of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus as they were handing out copies […]
University of Iowa student groups stand up for Christian club kicked off campus
ADF files friend-of-the-court brief in support of Business Leaders in Christ.
Filed by ADF attorneys on behalf of Chabad Jewish Students Association, Chi Alpha, 24:7, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Ratio Christi, the brief argues that a decision against Business Leaders in Christ would threaten other religious student groups, including themselves. The brief also points out that, until its action against Business Leaders in Christ, the university had repeatedly interpreted the same policy as not requiring student religious organizations to violate their own faith leadership requirements.