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Illinois university rescinds policy that restricted speech to less than 1 percent of campus

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.

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Georgetown siphons checks from pro-family club to LGBT-affiliated groups

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 […]

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University of Iowa student groups stand up for Christian club kicked off campus

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.

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Can Free Speech Be Limited to Only One Hour a Day?

Can Free Speech Be Limited to Only One Hour a Day?

According to university policies, students are barred from giving outdoor speeches and rallying on campus during class hours, except from noon to 1:00 pm each day. If they do decide to speak or rally during this time, they must do so on a tiny speech zone outside of the student union. That space makes up less than 1 percent of the 1,400 acre campus. (See if you can spot it on the campus map!)

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