Suzanne Jones Settlement Offer
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VICTORY: Lawsuit ends with Collin College professor reinstated after being fired for union advocacy, supporting removal of Confederate monuments
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McKINNEY, Texas, Nov. 3, 2022 — Two down, one to go in a trio of lawsuits against the Texas college that just can’t resist firing professors for exercising their First Amendment rights. Today, administrators at Collin College agreed to a settlement that includes reinstating education professor Suzanne Jones, fired by the institution last year for her protected speech. The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression represented Jones in her lawsuit. “This is a huge victory — not only for Suzanne, but for every single professor around the country who hesitates to speak up because an adm ..read more
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Jones v. Matkin Joint Statement – Nov 3, 2022
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Jones v. Matkin Settlement Agreement – Nov 3, 2022
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Flyers critical of the Chinese Communist Party torn down across George Washington University’s campus
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by Zach Greenberg
3M ago
At George Washington University, apparently only one view of the Chinese Communist Party is allowed on campus. In the ongoing dispute in higher education over the CCP’s human rights abuses, the latest casualties are scores of anti-CCP flyers mysteriously torn down on campus. FIRE urges GW to address this vandalism and censorship of political expression that the university’s free speech policies protect. Stretching back to February’s Beijing Winter Olympics, GW students raised awareness of the CCP’s dismal record on human rights through a series of critical flyers across campus. The posters, de ..read more
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New book on forgotten LGBTQ+ First Amendment case — Rowland v. Mad River Local School District (1985) — FAN 354
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by Ronald K. L. Collins
3M ago
When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and free speech, the definitive work is Carlos A. Ball’s “The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History” (2017). In that comprehensive and illuminating book, one will find a discussion of a little-known case: Rowland v. Mad River Local School Dist., 410 U.S. 1009 (1985). That case, and the history behind it, are the focus of a just-released book by Margaret Nash and Karen L. Graves titled “Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights” (Rutgers University Press). This book by professors Nash and Graves is the first in-depth ..read more
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Emporia State guts tenure protections, fires 33 professors including one who publicly criticized new policy 
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by Anne Marie Tamburro
3M ago
“I may be fired for writing this.” That’s how professor Max McCoy opened his September op-ed in the Kansas Reflector titled, “Emporia State University is about to suspend tenure. Here’s why you should care.” In it, the ESU journalism professor criticized ESU for considering a policy under the Kansas Board of Regents’ workforce management guidelines that McCoy said “would effectively suspend tenure for the fall 2022 semester.”  Two days later, ESU did fire McCoy — under the very policy he criticized. And FIRE is concerned he won’t be the only one punished for speaking out. In fact, it may ..read more
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FIRE Letter to George Washington University, November 1, 2022
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Viral video appears to show Trinity College singling out one student’s political dorm display for removal. 
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by Sabrina Conza
3M ago
A video of a Trinity College employee removing two conservative flags hanging from a dorm room window suggests the college may be selectively enforcing its dorm display policies based on viewpoint. FIRE wrote to Trinity today, calling on it to make clear it will not discriminate based on viewpoint. The video, posted by a popular conservative Twitter account, shows a Trinity employee on a ladder outside a student’s dorm window, forcibly removing a Gadsden flag and an American flag featuring red, blue, and green lines — symbols of support for rescue personnel, police, and members of the military ..read more
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FIRE Letter to Trinity College, November 1, 2022
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