FIRE hopeful universities see the light

Friday, August 21, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has sent letters to colleges and universities questioning why their policies fall short of First Amendment rights.

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, testified this summer before Congress about the restrictive free speech policies on most college campuses across the country.

Cohn

After that testimony, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) then sent letters to 161 colleges and universities asking them why their policies fail to protect the First Amendment rights of students and faculty.

FIRE spokesman Joe Cohn says the organization was overwhelmed by the follow-up to Lukianoff's testimony.  

He says if the congressman's letter doesn't get the attention of college officials, then he doesn't know what will.      

"We're hopeful that schools will take this invitation to reach out to us and let us help them revise their codes," he says, "and really hope they don't decide to dig in their heels and proceed in denial."

Goodlatte's letter can be read here

FIRE launched their "Stand Up for Free Speech Litigation Project" last summer in an effort to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes from campuses through targeted First Amendment lawsuits.

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