Koch Foundation Buys Academic Slots
The Charles Koch Foundation's massive funding of university programs and professors comes with big ideological strings attached.
Untangling the Salaita Case
Steven Salaita has sued officers of the University of Illinois for firing him because of his anti-Israel tweets. What are the legal issues? How does academic freedom fit in?
Harvard Law Review Suppresses Link to a Nan Goldin Photograph
In a forum devoted to 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 Lane v. Franks was welcome, but does little to repair a wrong-headed and murky distinction in
public-employee free-speech law.
Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets
Yale's campus in Singapore raises questions about compromising academic freedom in exchange for the presumed 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
Read excerpts from the reviews.
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.