Apodaca v. White
California State University–San Marcos officials have funded pro-abortion and other favored views with almost $300,000 in mandatory fees charged of all students, but denied Students for Life $500 in funding to host a visiting speaker on “Abortion and Human Equality” to provide a contrasting view. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit, on behalf of Students for Life and its campus president, Nathan Apodaca, who are prevented from bringing pro-life speakers to campus under the university’s discriminatory funding policies.
This Baby Was Saved After These Pro-Life Students Stood for Freedom
When a student named Jess found herself facing an unplanned pregnancy, she felt financially unstable and unready to be a mother. A counselor at Planned Parenthood even told her that abortion was her only option.
Jess was frantic. But then one day as she was driving, something caught her eye.
It was a 12-week fetal model showing the developmental stages of a child in the womb. She had gotten it from a Students for Life information table at Fresno State. Jess had placed the fetal model in the rearview mirror of her car. And, at that moment, it was exactly what she needed to see.
Alabama governor signs vital law protecting free speech on public college campuses
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding Alabama’s passage of HB 498, a bill that ensures that state-funded public colleges and universities may not ban students from engaging in expressive activity on campus,
This Student Group Was Denied Recognition – But It Didn’t Take “No” for an Answer
What happens when there is unlimited, unchecked power given to one person or group of people?
You guessed it – tyranny.
Well, that is exactly what the student organization environment looked like at College of Charleston last year when the South Carolina Politics Club (SCPC), a non-partisan student group that seeks to organize and educate students on the structure, apparatus, and processes of South Carolina local and state politics, was denied recognition because it was “too similar” to another student group on campus.
Lawsuit prompts SC college to recognize non-partisan student politics club, make policy changes
College of Charleston agrees to pay $20K in settlement over unconstitutional policies.
South Carolina Politics Club v. Osborne
A student-led, non-partisan student organization filed a federal lawsuit against the College of Charleston for refusing to recognize it as a registered student organization. Administrators at the college claimed the South Carolina Politics Club was “too similar” to another student club on campus, but the lawsuit pointed out that the school cannot deny recognition based on perceived similarity of purpose and contended that the school’s decision was arbitrary and unjustified, resulting in unconstitutional discrimination against SCPC.
This Memorial Day, Let’s Remember Those Who Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom
I served in the United States Navy for over eight years because I believe the American values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are worth defending and dying for.
I deployed with a helicopter search and rescue squadron onboard the USS Ronald Reagan and later served as a Navy recruiter. Through my experiences deployed at sea and on shore as a recruiter of young men and women, I came to know not only why I chose to join the military but also why hundreds of other young men and women choose to do the same.
To put it simply: We believe in fighting for liberty. We believe that America is the greatest country on Earth. And we want to protect it.
Ratio Christi at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs v. Sharkey
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs refused to grant Ratio Christi, a Christian apologetics organization, registered status because the group requires students who lead it to share its religious beliefs. As a result, the university had denied it registered status, limiting its access to funding, meeting and event space, and administrative support.
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Lawsuit prompts Colorado university to change policy, protect students’ freedoms
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs has agreed to make policy changes to settle a lawsuit that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed in November on behalf of a student group after UCCS officials refused to grant it registered status.