Doe v. Boyertown Area School District
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up an important case involving a Pennsylvania school district that disregarded its students’ bodily privacy rights when it opened its high school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex based on those students’ beliefs about their gender—and without informing students or parents of […]
Title IX complaint againt Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Wednesday granted the request of three teen track athletes to investigate their allegations of illegal discrimination. Ever since the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference adopted a policy that allows biological males who claim a female identity to compete in girls’ athletic events, boys have consistently deprived Selina Soule […]
Florida high school won’t accept pro-life student club
NAPLES, Fla. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to officials with Collier County Public Schools and Gulf Coast High School after they refused to officially recognize a pro-life club because it is too “political” and “controversial.” The letter explains that the refusal to recognize Sharks 4 Life, which would be an independent student group affiliated with […]
Student: Arkansas State shouldn’t be let off the hook for free speech violation
JONESBORO, Ark. – A student and student organization appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Thursday after a federal district court ruling provided no consequences for Arkansas State University officials for their violation of student free speech rights under the First Amendment. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the student, Ashlyn Hoggard, and the campus […]
Meriwether v. The Trustees of Shawnee State University
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Travis Barham regarding a federal magistrate judge’s recommendation to a district court that it dismiss a professor’s lawsuit against Shawnee State University for forcing him to speak contrary to his beliefs: “Dr. Nicholas Meriwether remains committed to serving all students with respect, but he cannot express all messages or […]
VA teacher fired for declining to refer to female student with male pronouns files suit
ADF attorneys represent Williamsburg French teacher dismissed by West Point School Board
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.
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,
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.