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NYC college agrees to change policies that led to discrimination against pro-life student group

NYC college agrees to change policies that led to discrimination against pro-life student group

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Description:  Queens College Students for Life and other campus groups applied to the college for “registered” status, seeking to join more than 100 student organizations—including pro-abortion clubs—which are allowed to reserve meeting space, invite speakers, and receive funding from mandatory student activity fees. Officials delayed and then rejected Students for Life’s […]

Fresno State prof to pay $17K, undergo free speech training after censoring students’ pro-life expression

Fresno State prof to pay $17K, undergo free speech training after censoring students’ pro-life expression

A Fresno State University professor will pay $17,000 and undergo First Amendment training by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys as part of a legal settlement after he instructed students from his class to join him in defacing and erasing a pro-life student group’s sidewalk chalk messages. On Friday, a federal court issued an order, agreed to by all parties, in the lawsuit that Fresno State Students for Life filed in May over the professor’s actions. The order prohibits the professor from interfering with the group’s expression.

Michigan college lifts speech ban used to muzzle T-Rex-clad student

Michigan college lifts speech ban used to muzzle T-Rex-clad student

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have secured an agreement from officials at Macomb Community College to drop unconstitutional restrictions that banned students from engaging in expressive activity on campus unless they were granted a permit from the dean or vice president. In practice, even approved speech was limited to a small zone comprising less than .001 percent of the college’s metro Detroit campus.

What Westboro baptist defectors can teach us all about free speech

What Westboro baptist defectors can teach us all about free speech

A prevailing view on today’s college campuses is that administrators must protect students from speech that any may deem offensive or intolerant. But they often apply this protective motive not only to Westboro’s repulsive beliefs, but also to the mainstream viewpoints of millions of Americans that just aren’t popular in the ivory towers of many public universities. Many university officials answer that people who espouse views they lump together as “unpopular” should all be prohibited from even setting foot on campus.

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