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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

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

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.

University of Nebraska

From July 2021 to August 2021

A University of Nebraska Regent attempted to pass a resolution banning critical race theory from curriculums across the University of Nebraska system

Student Group

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

Speech First, Inc. v. Cartwright

February 2021

A federal appeals court found that the University of Central Florida’s discrimination and bias policies likely violated the First Amendment