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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 […]

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 […]

Montana high school revokes student club’s official status because of religious beliefs

ADF represents students in letter to Bozeman High School, explains school’s violation of Constitution, federal law BOZEMAN, Mont. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter last week to officials with Bozeman Public School District and Bozeman High School after they unlawfully revoked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ status as a school-sponsored club. The letter explains that […]

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 […]

Student: Arkansas State shouldn’t be let off the hook for free speech violation

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

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 […]

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