Kenneth Storey v. University of Tampa

Kenneth Storey v. University of Tampa

Sociology adjunct is fired from private university after tweeting that Hurricane Harvey "felt like" Karma for Texas residents who voted for Republicans.

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David Guth v. University of Kansas

David Guth v. University of Kansas

Tenured journalism professor was suspended and placed on indefinite leave after tweeting after a mass shooting that the NRA was responsible and that next time "let it be [the NRA's] sons and daughters." He has since returned to teaching.

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Buchanan v. LSU

Buchanan v. LSU

On January 21, 2016, tenured education professor Teresa Buchanan filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the president of Louisiana State University and other top administrators for violating her free speech and due process rights by firing her in 2015.  Buchanan was fired for her alleged occasional use of profanity and sexual language in preparing […]

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Rory O’Connor, Catholic University of America

From March 2022 to April 2022

The Catholic University of America charged a student with “disorderly conduct” after he posted a number of memes satirizing a conservative student group’s anti-trans stance

Maggie DeJong, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

From February 2022 to March 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ordered a graduate student to have no contact with some of her classmates, allegedly because her expression of her religious and political views constituted harassment

Kappa Alpha Theta Member, Occidental College

November 2020

A series of private student text messages expressing anti-Asian sentiments prompted outrage from students at Occidental College, eventually leading the college’s administration to pledge a series of remedial measures

Tenured Faculty

Stern v. Auburn University

From May 2008 to November 2022

Professor wins lawsuit against Auburn University after he was fired for critiquing the football program.

Edmund Santurri, Professor at St. Olaf College

From February 2022 to April 2022

A St. Olaf professor selected to promote debate on controversial subjects on campus was removed from his position after holding a virtual event with Peter Singer, a controversial ethicist and scholar.

Student Group

Flores v. Bennett

From November 2021 to October 2022

Students successfully bring suit against community college enjoining campus speech policy requiring prior approval of flyers.

University of New Mexico, Tomi Lahren

September 2022

Student protestors disrupted a scheduled Turning Point USA event with Tomi Lahren at the University of New Mexico. The event was forced to conclude an hour earlier than planned.

Turning Point USA, Emerson College

September 2021

A conservative student group was found to have violated Emerson College’s bias-related incident policy by handing out stickers criticizing the Chinese government