President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday tying federal research funding for colleges and universities to their policies governing free speech.
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) praised a federal district judge’s decision to uphold an anti-discrimination law as consistent with the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal from a high school football coach who was fired for praying at the 50-yard line after games. Joseph Kennedy, who coached at Bremerton High School in Washington before being fired in 2015, argued his First Amendment rights had been violated by the school district.
Chicago State University agreed this week to settle a First Amendment lawsuit. The decision follows several years and millions of dollars spent by the university fighting and losing other free speech cases.
A number of Virginia colleges fared poorly for their policies regarding free speech, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) released a statement Thursday saying he supports the First Amendment and criticizing “conservative media” for mischaracterizing him.
Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden asked a federal appeals court to dismiss the “character assassination” waged by researchers seeking to redact their information as part of a public records request.
St. Louis violated the First Amendment rights of its residents when it tried to become America’s first “sanctuary city” for abortion, according to a federal court.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to protecting and advancing First Amendment freedoms on college campuses during a free speech in higher education forum at the Department of Justice on Monday.