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Offensive Speech
Johnston Hall

Wisconsin High Court Sides With Professor In Academic Freedom Case

On July 6, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Marquette University breached its contract with a former professor after […]

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Georgia Court Rules Teacher Cannot Challenge Suspension Over Facebook Comments

June 11, 2018: Tifton Teacher Eyeing Supreme Court According to her attorney, Kelly Tucker plans to petition the U.S. Supreme […]

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What is the State of Academic Freedom As More Professors Face Increasing Backlash?

An NPR report finds that “across the country, in the past year and a half, at least 250 university professors…have […]

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Louisiana Parish Council Passes Bill to Protect Flag From Desecration

The Iberville Parish Council without debate and against the American Civil Liberties Union’s recommendation passed an ordinance “to¬†prohibit flag desecration […]

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ESPN Anchor Suspended for Repeated Controversial Tweets

When is a tweet a fireable offense? ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been posting comments that have come under increasing scrutiny. Under Connecticut law, ESPN is bound by First Amendment principles of freedom of speech. The network's recent suspension of Hill for her latest tweets may be an employer stating an employee violated social media guidelines or an action that can be challenged in court.

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College Students: We ‘Sort Of’ Support First Amendment

In a recent Brookings survey of current undergraduate students at U.S. four-year colleges and universities, researchers found that "Freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses." A lack of understanding of First Amendment protections imperils the future of free speech. Is it to late to fix the underlying misconceptions?

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Hate Speech: Freedom to Express the “Thought That We Hate”

Is offensive speech, and especially hate speech, protected by the First Amendment? Some protesters use profane and scurrilous language to […]

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Did San Francisco Silence Hate Speech or Trample Freedom of Speech?

When Joey Gibson, head of Patriot Prayer, applied to hold a rally in San Francisco in an area designated by the National Park Service for "First Amendment activities," he thought he had the Constitution on his side. However, fearing a repeat of what happened in the deadly Charlottesville confrontations, San Francisco officials moved to protect the city from violence in what Gibson now says stifled his freedom of speech.

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