Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) recently claimed that her First Amendment rights are “different” than those for other Americans.
A student who was told by a campus police officer he needed permission to speak to students and gather signatures for his libertarian group on campus has been victorious and the university has revised its unconstitutional policy.
A student filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Los Angeles Community College District after he was banned from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution freely on campus and told he could only distribute them at the campus “free speech” zone.
The Pentagon has a team of people to plan for future warfare scenarios, inform policymakers of defense intelligence matters, and, according to a new report, review pornography for the U.S. military.
The immediate subject of Joanna Williams’s depressing but compellingly written chronicle of the threats to Anglo-American academia over the last several decades is the concerted attack, first by the professors themselves and now by students, against the academic freedom of the title. Academic freedom is the ability of the professorate to express, explore, and teach even those ideas that don’t happen to be cut to this decade’s fashions.
Thus academic freedom and its enemies may seem initially to be a narrow issue, of interest to few outside the now dwindling number of tenured professors who thought they were free to follow truth, and who discover instead that they can be shouted down by colleagues or students who feel that what the professor is saying “supports oppression.” Even worse, in Williams’s view, are those who self-censor to get their writing published and gain advancement while avoiding disapproval.
Students whose flyers were censored by Dixie State University won their First Amendment lawsuit Thursday—on Constitution Day—when a settlement was reached restoring students’ rights to free speech.
A panel of activists condemned college campus speech regulations Tuesday during a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing.