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Faith-based campus groups at U of Iowa: We have right to determine our leaders like others

ADF attorneys file friend-of-the-court brief at 8th Circuit ST. LOUIS – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, on behalf of faith-based campus organizations, filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit that asks it to uphold a district court’s ruling in favor of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. That decision allows each […]

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Atheists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics file support at US Supreme Court for student free speech rights

WASHINGTON – An ideologically diverse array of groups submitted friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week that ask it to take a case filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on behalf of two former college students seeking to vindicate their constitutionally protected freedoms. The parties supporting the former students include atheist, Jewish, Catholic, […]

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High-school athletes file suit to protect fairness in girls’ sports

ADF attorneys represent female track competitors marginalized by Connecticut’s allowance of boys in their events HARTFORD, Conn. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing three female high-school track competitors and their mothers filed suit in federal court Wednesday to challenge Connecticut’s policy of allowing males to compete in girls’ sports—a policy that robs female athletes of […]

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Univ. of Wisconsin restricts student expression in public outdoor areas of campus

River Falls campus forbids student conversation without advance permission, student group recognition RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Tuesday to officials with University of Wisconsin–River Falls on behalf of a student after a school administrator informed her that she could not engage in expression in the public outdoor areas of campus without paying […]

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Religious school groups: Our freedom to decide who teaches our faith should be respected

ADF files brief on behalf of Christian schools, associations asking Supreme Court to affirm their freedom from undue govt interference WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom, together with Troutman Sanders, one of the country’s largest and most respected law firms, filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of several Christian education associations and a […]

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Pro-life student group’s lawsuit prompts systemwide policy change at nation’s largest university

ADF attorneys represent Students for Life at Cal State–San Marcos SAN DIEGO – A federal lawsuit against California State University–San Marcos came to an end Tuesday after the university agreed to revise student fee policies and pay more than $240,000 in the wake of a federal court’s ruling last summer that found those policies unconstitutionally discriminated […]

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ADF to Supreme Court: Students deserve justice in free speech suit against Georgia college

Students deserve justice in free speech suit against Georgia college Petition asks high court to weigh in on outlier 11th Circuit view that makes govt officials unaccountable for unconstitutional actions WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing two former students at Georgia Gwinnett College asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to hear their case and […]

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Montclair State sued over unconstitutional speech policy, arbitrary favoritism toward student groups

ADF represents campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty NEWARK, N.J. – A student and a student group represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Montclair State University officials Wednesday after they forced students to stop peaceful, expressive activity without a permit. The lawsuit also challenges the university’s Bias Education Response […]

FREE SPEECH IN DIVIDED TIMES: THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION?