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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

Danley v. Christian

From January 2023 to March 2023

Student sues Montana State University over sorority’s insistence on preferred pronouns.

Perlot v. Green

From April 2022 to December 2022

Christian Legal Society students at the University of Idaho settle First Amendment claims.

DeJong v. Pembrook

From February 2022 to July 2023

Conservative graduate student successfully brings change to free speech policies at university.

Tenured Faculty

Gilley v. Stabin

June 2022

Portland State University professor sues the University of Oregon for blocking him from seeing or commenting on tweets from University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion X (previously Twitter) account.

Gruber v. Bruce

From February 2021 to December 2022

Court finds university justified in punishing professors for distribution of flyer.

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.

Student Group

Perlot v. Green

From April 2022 to December 2022

Christian Legal Society students at the University of Idaho settle First Amendment claims.

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.