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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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Student

Kay v. Irish Rover

October 2022

Indiana Judge dismisses Notre Dame professor’s defamation suit against student journalists under state anti-SLAPP laws.

Tenured Faculty

Heim v. Daniel

December 2013

Second Circuit recognizes an academic exception to restrictions on public employees’ First Amendment rights.

Kay v. Irish Rover

October 2022

Indiana Judge dismisses Notre Dame professor’s defamation suit against student journalists under state anti-SLAPP laws.

Student Group

Alpha Psi v. Bond

March 2024

UMD lifts blanket ban on Greek life after students file suit.