President Trump issues executive order supporting free speech at universities
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, director of the ADF Center for Academic Freedom, regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order Thursday that requires public universities to respect the constitutionally protected free speech rights of students
Arkansas 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 Arkansas’s passage of the FORUM Act, a bill that ensures that state-funded public colleges or universities may not ban students from engaging in expressive activity on campus,
Pro-liberty student group sidelined and excluded, sues University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A student organization filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the University of Florida for failing to distribute money collected from mandatory student fees to student organizations in a fair, viewpoint-neutral manner.
Pitt unconstitutionally assesses student club $5,500+ for Ben Shapiro event
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Monday to the University of Pittsburgh on behalf of Young America’s Foundation and a student group assessed unconstitutional fees for a Nov. 14 YAF-sponsored event featuring New York Times bestselling author and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Colorado university to Christian students: ‘Let non-Christians lead your group if you want recognition
ADF attorneys representing Ratio Christi challenge policy limiting students’ free speech, association
Thursday, November 15, 2018
ADF: Ohio bill sends right message on campus free speech
Director of ADF Center for Academic Freedom, other experts, to testify regarding FORUM bill Friday, November 09, 2018 WHO: ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, lawyer and political commentator Ben Shapiro, and other free speech experts WHAT: Testifying before the House Higher Education Committee at the Ohio Statehouse on HB 758, the FORUM Act WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. […]
Shawnee State: Professors must speak contrary to their beliefs or be punished
ADF represents professor illegally disciplined for declining male student’s demand to be addressed as a woman
Young Americans for Freedom of Kennesaw State University v. Harmon
Description: Kennesaw State University imposed unconstitutional “security fees” for an event featuring a conservative speaker. The university also maintains a complicated and unconstitutional student organization ranking system that allows for preferential treatment of groups that university officials favor.
Additional resources: Young Americans for Freedom of Kennesaw State University v. Harmon
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Lawsuit prompts Kennesaw State to end illegal fees, hierarchical caste system for student organizations
ATLANTA – Kennesaw State University has agreed to make policy changes to settle a lawsuit that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed in March on behalf of a student and student group after KSU officials imposed unconstitutional “security fees” for an event featuring conservative speaker Katie Pavlich.