A Better Way of Understanding the Debate Over Free Speech on Campus
In the nationwide debate over campus free speech, a lot of apparent disagreement derives from failing to separate the objects of study, and the habitat where study takes place.
A Supreme Court Decision Could Have Implications for Social Media Free Speech
The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York.
Are Racist Yearbook Photos Protected Student Speech?
Decisions in Illinois and North Carolina to reprint yearbooks with white nationalist photos have prompted a First Amendment debate.
What Can We Learn From the Campus Free Speech Debates?
Amherst's "Common Language Guide" set off a conservative media firestorm, pitting free speech against equality.
San Francisco Police Raided a Freelance Journalist's Home. Was It Legal?
An expert on First Amendment rights weighs in on what happened to Bryan Carmody last Friday.
Iowa's New Law Criminalizing Undercover Investigations of Farms Faces Legal Challenges
The ACLU of Iowa argues this law is no different than its predecessor, which was ruled unconstitutional this year.
Does the First Amendment Protect Vanity License Plates and Bumper Stickers?
Dave Assman's attempt to get his last name on a Canadian plate has thrust the question back into the United States spotlight.
How Higher Education Is Evolving Its Thinking Around Controversial Campus Speakers
A public policy non-profit has put together some guidelines to help universities prepare for future free speech controversies.
Why Don't We Defend Voting on the Grounds of Free Speech?
The vote is one of the central ways democracies give people a voice in their government.
Free Speech, Unless You're Advocating for Palestine
CNN's firing of Marc Lamont Hill highlights the ongoing silencing of pro-Palestinian voices in American life.
If You're Worried About Free Speech, Stand Up for Prisoners
The shuttering of a prison debate club shows the precarious nature of free-speech rights among American inmates.
'The Coddling of the American Mind' Is Sort of Brainless
A new book repackages old complaints about college kids, while also discouraging protest.
A Recent SCOTUS Decision on Labor Might Actually Strengthen Unions
Identifying union fees as a matter of free speech works both ways.
How Far-Right Campaigns Are Pressuring Universities to Censor Speech
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
The Trump Administration's Free Speech Fight With the University of Michigan Is About Identity, Not Expression
It seems the Department of Justice is, once again, setting its sights on free speech on college campuses.
How Right-Wing Media Has Tried to Stifle Student Speech at Evergreen State College
A slanted version of the events at Evergreen College keeps driving the conservative news cycle—all while students suffer.
The Real Threats to Free Speech on Campus Aren't Coming From Students
How billionaires and college administrators are using their power to silence students.
In the Fight for Free Speech, Sex Workers Have Been Left Behind
With SESTA, Congress gets it backwards: Speaking isn't dangerous for sex workers. Censorship is.
College Students Report Decreased Confidence in Free Speech Protections in a New Poll
Only 64 percent felt freedom of speech was secure in the U.S.
Does Your Right to Free Speech Extend to the Polling Booth?
The Supreme Court is now hearing arguments for a case regarding a Minnesota law that bars political clothing at polling booths.