Illinois university rescinds policy that restricted speech to less than 1 percent of campus
Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville has revised its campus speech policy in light of a lawsuit Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of a student group. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, the university will no longer limit student free speech activities to less than one percent of the SIU-Edwardsville campus and will no longer require a permit to use any other space outside that restricted zone.
Georgetown siphons checks from pro-family club to LGBT-affiliated groups
ADF represents Love Saxa, calls on university to launch investigation, restore all funds Thursday, February 01, 2018 WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to Georgetown University calling for a thorough investigation into the university’s apparent misappropriation of donations made to a pro-family student organization. The letter details how the nation’s oldest Catholic […]
Lone Star College System in court after ousting conservative student group
A student organization filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against officials at Lone Star College after one of its campuses derecognized the group for its conservative views. The six-campus system is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the CyFair campus chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas and its president.
One Afternoon, Two Victories for Freedom of Association
Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been misusing nondiscrimination policies to prohibit student clubs from choosing their leaders based on shared beliefs: whether shared political values, or faith in the very religious beliefs the group is formed to foster. Yesterday, this abuse stopped at two Universities.
Michigan college finally fixes policies that led to arresting people handing out Constitution
ADF attorneys represent Young Americans for Liberty at Kellogg Community College Wednesday, January 24, 2018 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of a legal settlement, Michigan’s Kellogg Community College has changed policies that were the basis for arresting three supporters of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus as they were handing out copies […]
University of Iowa student groups stand up for Christian club kicked off campus
ADF files friend-of-the-court brief in support of Business Leaders in Christ.
Filed by ADF attorneys on behalf of Chabad Jewish Students Association, Chi Alpha, 24:7, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Ratio Christi, the brief argues that a decision against Business Leaders in Christ would threaten other religious student groups, including themselves. The brief also points out that, until its action against Business Leaders in Christ, the university had repeatedly interpreted the same policy as not requiring student religious organizations to violate their own faith leadership requirements.
Forbes: On This Campus, The First Amendment Prevails — For One Hour A Day In A Tiny Area
Students for Life: 6 Ways Alliance Defending Freedom Has Partnered with Us to Defend Pro-Life Speech This Year
UMass sued by student group for limiting free speech
Can Free Speech Be Limited to Only One Hour a Day?
According to university policies, students are barred from giving outdoor speeches and rallying on campus during class hours, except from noon to 1:00 pm each day. If they do decide to speak or rally during this time, they must do so on a tiny speech zone outside of the student union. That space makes up less than 1 percent of the 1,400 acre campus. (See if you can spot it on the campus map!)