Federal Court Denies U. of Illinois Motion to Dismiss Steven Salaita's Case
The court rejected the university's argument that there was no contract and that it didn't violate Prof. Salaita's First Amendment rights.
Koch Foundation Buys Academic Slots
The Charles Koch Foundation's massive funding of university programs and professors comes with big ideological strings attached.
Harvard Law Review Suppresses Link to a Nan Goldin Photograph
In a forum on free expression, the student editors decide the photo might trouble some readers.
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.
"What Ails the Agencies for Which They Work"
The Supreme Court decision in a public employee free speech case was welcome, but didn't repair a wrong-headed and murky distinction in
First Amendment law.
Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets
Does Yale's new Singapore campus compromise academic freedom in exchange for the financial benefits of locating colleges in authoritarian lands?
"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
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In "Subversives," it is the FBI, not Student Radicals, that Subverts the Constitution
It took journalist Seth Rosenfeld 30 years of litigation against the agency to obtain the documents that form the basis for his book.