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.
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.
ADF to 11th Circuit: Students deserve justice in free speech suit against Georgia college
ADF attorneys appealed a federal district court decision that ruled the students’ First Amendment claims became moot after the college modified its speech policies.
Oklahoma governor signs vital law protecting free speech on public college campuses
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding Oklahoma’s passage of SB 361, a bill that requires state-funded public colleges and universities to adopt policies protecting students and faculty’s freedom of expression on campus,
Univ. of Louisville to faculty: Express your views at your own risk
ADF represents professor demoted, effectively fired for participating in panel discussion