free speech
Lawsuit claims Colorado, Denver laws on ‘sidewalk counseling’ unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – Colorado and the cities of Englewood and Denver face a lawsuit for a law and its enforcement regarding speech outside of abortion clinics. Wendy Faustin, assisted… Read More

June 5, 2023
Critics say ‘woke’ agendas are now killing high school debate

A growing number of critics are warning that censorship, which is part and parcel of the “woke” political agenda, is now a danger to high school debate. “Left-wing professors, institutions… Read More

May 30, 2023
New York professor shouts profanities at pro-life students, calls them ‘violent’ before knocking their pamphlets to the floor

A viral video shows a New York professor unleashing a profanity-laced tirade against two students sharing pro-life literature, claiming their table was “violent” and a trigger… Read More

May 23, 2023
SCOTUS to decide if public officials such as school board members can block critics on social media

(The Sentinel) – Free speech rights in the era of social media are on the docket in the U.S. Supreme Court as justices consider whether public officials can restrict access… Read More

May 4, 2023
Riley Gaines details assault by trans activists who kept her barricaded for hours

NCAA champion swimmer Riley Gaines detailed the attack by trans activists that resulted in her being barricaded in a classroom for hours after she gave a speech at a… Read More

April 18, 2023
‘Intolerant and hostile’: Pro-life students faced unprecedented amount of free speech hurdles post-Roe

(Daily Caller) – Students for Life of America (SFLA) college chapters faced an unprecedented number of free speech violations during the 2022-2023 academic year, according to its recent report. The… Read More

April 13, 2023
Feds create race, gender speech codes for scientists to direct report language

(The Center Square) – The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal and science technology office, has made race and gender speech codes for its scientists a top priority. Read More

April 6, 2023
DHS ‘misinformation’ panel dismissed concerns over speech crackdown as ‘bad faith’

(Daily Caller) – Members of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory committee on combating “misinformation” privately cast critics of their work, including those who raised the alarm over government… Read More

April 6, 2023
Protesters shut down traffic intersection after university refuses to cancel conservative speakers

Transgender activists unsuccessfully protested conservative speakers at a Pennsylvania college, claiming the speaking events endangered students. One of the speakers was Riley Gaines, an NCAA swimmer who competed… Read More

March 29, 2023
University removes anti-racism code of conduct after allegations of free speech violation

(Daily Caller) – The University of Utah Department of Communication appears to have removed its Anti-Racism Code of Conduct from its website, according to its no-longer functioning webpage. The Anti-Racist… Read More

March 28, 2023
Culture, Public Education
‘Intimidating parents into silence’: Garland’s FBI order on school meetings had ‘chilling’ effect, attorney testifies

(Daily Caller) – Attorney General Merrick Garland’s order directing the FBI to “use its authority” on people who protested at school board meetings led to “intimidating parents into silence,” an… Read More

March 24, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Bill regarding gender pronouns headed to Gov. Burgum’s desk in North Dakota

Image via Facebook. (The Center Square) – The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that makes using transgender student pronouns optional for teachers. Senate… Read More

March 23, 2023
Diversity, equity and inclusion bureaucracies worsen free speech on campus, study shows

(Daily Caller) – Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) bureaucracies on college campuses are correlated with more liberal students on campus and greater discomfort while expressing opinions outside the classroom, a… Read More

March 17, 2023
Public Education
ACLU opposes free speech, scientific exchange over intelligent design in West Virginia schools

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took a stand against free speech, opposing a West Virginia bill that would make the teaching of intelligent design in public schools constitutional. Read More

March 7, 2023
Half of professors believe diversity statements ‘violate academic freedom,’ survey finds

(Daily Caller) – Half of university professors disapprove of universities mandating that applicants submit diversity statements during the hiring process, a new survey released Tuesday by the Foundation for Individual… Read More

February 28, 2023
UW free speech survey: Half of students afraid to speak, third of students want restrictions

(The Center Square)  – There’s not a lot of confidence about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses. The university released the results of its free speech survey on Wednesday. Read More

February 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Tulsa Public School Board shuts down parent comments

Parents who want to speak before the Tulsa Public School Board (TPS) must first get approval from the school board’s lawyers, reports KTUL TV news. … Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Community member removed by police for trying to speak out against school board’s speech policy

(Daily Caller) – Police removed a community member who tried to utilize the public comment period of a Pennsylvania school board meeting to discuss its speech policy, a free speech… Read More

December 21, 2022
Courts, Culture
Former Virginia Tech women’s soccer star sues coach for trying to make her kneel during National Anthem

A former women’s soccer star at Virginia Tech is suing her coach after she says she was forced off the team for refusing to kneel during the National Anthem. Read More

December 16, 2022
Vast majority of colleges have at least one policy that violates free speech, watchdog finds

(Daily Caller) – An overwhelming majority of colleges in the United States have at least one speech code that violates students’ free speech rights, according to watchdog group Foundation for… Read More

December 13, 2022