Study finds self-censorship is rampant among college students

The Supreme Court has called America’s colleges and universities “one of the vital centers for the Nation’s intellectual life,” where “free speech and creative inquiry” are of the utmost importance. But can you exercise that right at your college or university without fear of censorship or punishment? According to a…
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Allen Harris Law’s Samantha Harris Helps Graduate Student Fight for Freedom of Conscience at Princeton Theological Seminary

Allen Harris Law’s Samantha Harris was recently featured in an article about Timothy Keiderling, a graduate student at Princeton Theological Seminary who fought back against PTS’s efforts to make him attend so-called “anti-racist” trainings that conflicted with his religious beliefs – and won. PTS required its students to participate in…
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University of Tennessee Pharmacy Student Sues School Over Discipline for Social Media Posts

Kimberly Diel, a University of Tennessee pharmacy student, recently filed a first amendment lawsuit against the school, alleging the university expelled her because she posted on her private, personal social accounts the school deemed too sexual.  The pharmacy school complained that this was “unprofessional.”  It is all too common that…
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Syracuse University Can’t Hide Student Advisor Records Simply by Assigning “Therapists” To Be Advisors: Lessons for Accused Students and Victims Alike

Read the decision: Order to Disclose Campus Advisor Records The US District Court for the Northern District of New York has just ordered Syracuse University to hand over the records of a campus “advisor” who gave procedural advice to the complainant in its Title IX proceedings after the judge found…
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Universities and “Free Speech” Issues: What to Know During the George Floyd Protests

With widespread protests around the nation in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, free speech of and on campus is once again at the forefront.  Even though almost all schools are now closed, and almost all speech and the actions of students and…
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Suit Over Student’s Expulsion Hinges on Freedom of Speech

Private School’s Prerogative | Connecticut Law Tribune The Gunnery Incorporated ("The Gunnery") breached its contract with a student plaintiff by arbitrarily and capriciously expelling him without following its own rules set forth in its Disciplinary System, alleges a lawsuit filed on March 11, 2020, which was responded to by the defense…
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