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A Big Victory in Georgia Points the Way to Ending Abuses of Freedom of Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 07.23.2016 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Today marks the official end of an eight-year legal odyssey for one student who was kicked out of his college for clearly protected speech back in 200...

Epic Coalition Joins Fight for the Right to Dissent on Campus in 'Facebook Collage' Case

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Way back in 2007, student Hayden Barnes was kicked out of Valdosta State University (VSU). Barnes was labeled a "clear and present danger" to campus a...

Breaking: Federal Jury Finds College President Personally Liable in 'Facebook Collage' Case

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Student Hayden Barnes was expelled from VSU in 2007 after posting a collage on Facebook mocking the university president's plans for a parking garage.

Eleventh Circuit to University Administrators: Respect Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.10.2012 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling is a clear sign that university presidents and administrators that choose to brazenly violate student rights will not be able to do so without real consequences.

Formidable Coalition Joins Fight for Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Hayden Barnes, a former student at Georgia's Valdosta State University (VSU) was kicked out of his college for protesting. This case is easily among the worst I've ever seen.

A Crucial Courtroom Victory for College Students' Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

A ruling issued earlier this month by a federal district court in Georgia may be one of the most significant victories for students' rights in recent years.