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Colleges: Drop Your Speech Codes

David Moshman | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
David Moshman

If you are a college official responsible for administering a speech code, here are four reasons to eliminate that code immediately.

4 Free Speech Lawsuits in One Morning: Stepping Up the Fight Against Campus Speech Codes

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

For seven years I have written for The Huffington Post about the problem of campus speech codes -- absurd, often unconstitutional restrictions on the ...

Virginia Legislature to Campuses: Down With Free Speech (Zones)!

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Q: How can a "free speech zone" on a college campus be a bad thing for free speech? A: When it's actually a backwards way of saying that more than 9...

A Visit to Speakers' Corner

Lewis Krell | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Lewis Krell

Spending a day of precious travel time being told how horrible you and the rest of humanity are would not normally be a recommended way to allocate your finite vacation hours. But then again, Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park in London is not a normal place.

On Constitution Day, California College Student Ordered to Stop Handing out Constitutions

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Robert Van Tuinen, a student at Modesto Junior College in California, had a theory. He believed that the policies at his college limiting protests and...

11 Student and Faculty Victories Over Campus 'Free Speech Zones'

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

What is a "free speech zone?" While the term might sound benign, free speech zones are used by our colleges and universities, our cities and towns, ...

DNC Rules Raise Danger for Protesters

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Dan Johnson

Charlotte, N.C., has many things in store for convention attendees. But between item restrictions, free-speech zones, airport-style security and the militarization of convention police, Charlotte will have many other things in store for those willing to disagree.

Victory for Student Rights: Federal Court Strikes Down University of Cincinnati's Tiny Free Speech Zone

Will Creeley | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Will Creeley

Prior to this week, UC maintained an incredibly tiny free-speech zone, limiting student "demonstrations, pickets, and rallies" to a space covering a miniscule 0.1 percent of the school's 137-acre campus.

The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech In 2012

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Greg Lukianoff

Free exchange of ideas is the lifeblood of any university, and for the second year in a row my organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in E...

Criminalizing Free Speech: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Activities which were once considered a major component of democratic life in America are now being criminalized. Bubble zones and free speech zones, in essence, destroy the very purpose of the First Amendment.

Speak Out: America Is a Free Speech Forum

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When political protest is caged, it's not just the rights of a few protesters that are at stake. The very definition of freedom is in danger. Freedom cannot be exercised from within a cage.

Koran-Burning Preacher Briefly Jailed

Reuters | Bernie Woodall | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion

April 23, 2011 2:01:48 AM By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Mich...

Muzzle Tov, Southwestern College & Your 'Free Speech Patio'!

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Congratulations to the administration, and President Raj K. Chopra, of Southwestern College (SWC) in Southern California for being awarded a 2010 Jefferson Muzzle Award for achievement in censorship!

Fred Phelps' Hatemongering and the First Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Jason Linkins

Welcome To The Free Speech Zone!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Kravitz and Charlie Blandy are two-thirds of the mighty Massachusetts BlueMassGroup, here in Denver turning in embedded blogging with the Massac...