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Explore the debate and science of Freedom of Speech.

October 8, 2020

UT Law School’s New First Amendment Center: A Potemkin Village?

Louis K. Bonham

The new Law and Religion Clinic "will not engage in litigation that can succeed only at the expense of the rights of groups represented in our community." What does that mean?

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April 15, 2020

Scholar Recommends Scorched Earth Strategy Against Higher Ed to Reform It

Jennifer Kabbany

In his forthcoming book, John Ellis proposes strong legislative action to combat the ideological homogeneity within American higher education.

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March 23, 2020

It’s Time to Afflict the Comfortable in Higher Ed

David Randall

South Dakota is trying to ensure true intellectual diversity at its universities and colleges. Meanwhile, the guild strikes back.

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November 5, 2019

The Road to Implementing a Free Speech Bill in South Dakota

Peter Wood

H.B. 1807 passed the South Dakota legislature earlier this year, and now the Board of Regents must implement the free speech bill. Peter Wood offers his recommendations in this letter t...

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June 28, 2019

GOP Senators Are Blowing It on Free Speech

Rachelle Peterson

Congress is increasingly interested in free speech but only express platitudes on the issue. 

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April 22, 2019

Free to Speak: Reforming the Higher Education Act

National Association of Scholars

More than 100 scholars and writers call on Congress to strip public universities of eligibility for federal student loans when they violate the First Amendment. 

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April 19, 2019

Florida Defends Intellectual Freedom on Campus

National Association of Scholars

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has asked all Florida university presidents to sign a resolution protecting free speech.

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July 16, 2018

A Trustee for Free Speech

National Association of Scholars

Jamie Kirchick collects Yale alumni signatures in his campaign to join the Yale Board of Trustees.

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May 8, 2018

Letter to Syracuse University Chancellor on Ambassador Dayan Event

Peter Wood

Syracuse University must publicly disavow the disruption of Israeli Ambassador Dayan's talk and take disciplinary action against the student disruptors.

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April 26, 2018

A New Script for Shoutdowns

Peter Wood

An NAS member's observations on a heckle-down at UCLA.

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