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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 to the Board. 

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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

NAS

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

NAS

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

NAS

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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March 28, 2018

Honoring Academic Courage: An Evening with Amy Wax

NAS

Join NAS on Thursday, April 12, 2018 when we honor Professor Amy Wax for her academic courage. 

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March 20, 2018

Why a Penn Professor Was Vilified for Telling the Truth About Race

Peter Wood

These days, saying uncomfortable truths aloud can get you banned from teaching First Year law students.

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March 16, 2018

From Suffrage to Suppression: Women Now Lead in Anti-Speech Sentiment

Keli Carender

Free speech advocates must figure out why women support restrictions on free speech at a higher rate than men.

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