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Are Student Walkouts Protected By the First Amendment?

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students around the country quickly began to protest gun violence. One way gaining much attention: student walkouts. School administrators have responded both positively and negatively to these demonstrations. Now various advocacy groups are calling for  a national walkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. March 14 in solidarity with the victims of the Florida tragedy. Are these protests protected by the First Amendment?

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Stephen D. Solomon, Editor Stephen Solomon is founding editor of First Amendment Watch. He is Marjorie Deane Professor at NYU’s […]

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Controversial Speaker Causes Florida Governor to Declare State of Emergency

In August, Richard Spencer was at the center of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Thursday,  he is […]

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University of California, San Diego Reaches Settlement with Satirical Student Publication

The newspaper sued the university after the student government passed a bill excluding media student groups from accessing activity funds. The legislation was passed just days after the paper published a controversial article satirizing safe spaces.

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Student Protest

Student Protest Then and Now

Introduce students to the history of student protest on campus and how activists throughout history laid the groundwork for today’s […]

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Freshman Orientation Modules

First Amendment Watch, in partnership with Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has developed a series of modules for […]

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Lawsuit Over Chalking Ban Dropped After Iowa State University Changes Some of Its Policies

A lawsuit filed in January against Iowa State University (ISU) has been dropped after the university agreed to amend some of its policies in an out-of-court settlement signed on March 10th. 

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Syracuse

Syracuse University Walks Back from Punishing Student Protesters

The university’s decision to reverse the suspensions was welcomed by civil rights groups including the New York Civil Liberties Union, who warned that the punishment could chill student speech. 

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