"What Ails the Agencies for Which They Work"
The Supreme Court decision in Lane v. Franks was welcome, but does little to repair a wrong-headed and murky distinction in public-employee free-speech law.
Harvard Law Review Censors Link to Nan Goldin Photograph
In Subversives, It Is the FBI, Not Student Radicals, Who Subvert the Constitution
Seth Rosenfeld litigated for thirty years against the FBI to obtain the files that form the basis of his book.
FCC Proposes Easing Up on Censorship of "Indecency"
After years of
controversy, the agency seems poised to abandon its rule on "fleeting expletives" and return to square one.
Battles Over Internet Filtering
Library patrons have been successful in challenging the blocking of GLBT information and sites about nonmainstream religions.
Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets
Yale's creation of a campus in Singapore raises questions about compromising academic freedom in exchange for the presumed benefits of locating colleges in authoritarian lands
Book Banning and Obscenity
The Fair Observer interview with Marjorie Heins.
"A masterpiece of legal journalism"
- Professor Alan Wald,
U.S. Intellectual History Blog
Priests of Our Democracy combines history, law, and stories of the people and politics behind the recognition of academic freedom as "a special concern of the First Amendment."
Winner of the 2013 Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for Book Publishing
Read excerpts from the reviews.
Does Academic Freedom Protect Teachers or Institutions?
Marjorie Heins dissects this and other questions in the University of Michigan's annual Academic Freedom Lecture.
Also on You Tube.