It Starts in the University: Justice Thomas Decries Societal Trend to “Limit Ideas”
Justice Thomas is right. The trend today, especially on college campuses, is to limit exposure to ideas that some people find offensive. Instead of “sticks and stones,” students believe “words are violence” and that sticks and stones may be used to shut up words that one disagrees with.
Victory for Free Speech at Michigan College that Muzzled T-Rex-clad Student’s Speech
TPUSA Students represented by the ADF Center for Academic Freedom won a victory for over 48,000 students today. In April, Macomb Community College (MCC) police approached three members of the Turning Point USA chapter at the college who were on a large open area of the Clinton Township campus to raise awareness about the value […]
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.
Investigating Speech: When the Process Becomes the Punishment
What do these two statements have in common? Merely uttering these ideas caused a Georgetown student group and a Boise State professor to spend weeks justifying their existence on campus – the supposed marketplace of ideas.
While both were ultimately vindicated last week, the process was the punishment, and it shows the poor state of free speech on our campuses
Boise State dean acknowledges that conservative professor didn’t violate any policy
A college campus should never be an echo chamber in which only one set of ideas can be heard. Academic freedom is ultimately connected with a diversity of viewpoints on campuses.
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.
Are You a Neo-Nazi? Boise State Thinks You Are If You Agree with This Professor
From all of the outrage, you might assume that Yenor had done something really terrible. His crime? Writing a report and a follow-up article linking the transgender and feminist movements, highlighting their shared idea that biological sex does not determine our identity, and discussing how that idea undermines the family and parental rights.
Boise State clears professor under fire for criticizing ‘radical feminists’: no policy violations
The Alliance Defending Freedom, whose Center for Academic Freedom is representing Yenor, said Friday morning that Cook had privately acknowledged that Yenor “has not violated any university policy” despite the outrage his writing has drawn.
Pro-family student club at Georgetown retains recognized status
“A student organization at a Catholic university clearly should be able to hold to Christian views on marriage or any other issue without having its recognized status threatened.”
Will Georgetown exclude Catholic views on sexuality on All Souls Day?
Georgetown, we are told, is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States.” But tonight, on a day when Catholic and many other Christians remember those who have come before us and left a legacy of faith, Georgetown’s Student Activities Commission will determine whether or not a group of students adhering to Catholic teaching on sexual morality is welcome on its campus anymore.