Untangling the Steven Salaita Case
The University of Illinois' last-minute withdrawal of a job offer because of anti-Israel tweets has created a nationwide controversy. What are the legal issues? How does academic freedom fit in?
Harvard Law Review Suppresses Link to a Nan Goldin Photograph
In a forum devoted to free expression, no less.
In Subversives, It Is the FBI, Not Student Radicals, That Subverts the Constitution
Seth Rosenfeld litigated for thirty years against the FBI to obtain the files that form the basis of his book.
FCC Proposes Easing Up on Censorship of "Indecency"
After years of
controversy, the agency seems poised to abandon its rule on "fleeting expletives" and return to square one.
"What Ails the Agencies for Which They Work"
The Supreme Court decision in Lane v. Franks was welcome, but does little to repair a wrong-headed and murky distinction in
public-employee free-speech law.
Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets
Yale's campus in Singapore raises questions about compromising academic freedom in exchange for the presumed benefits of locating colleges in authoritarian lands.
"A masterpiece of legal journalism"
- Professor Alan Wald,
U.S. Intellectual History Blog
Priests of Our Democracy combines history, law, and stories of the people and politics behind the recognition of academic freedom as "a special concern of the First Amendment."
Winner of the 2013 Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for Book Publishing
Read excerpts from the reviews.
Does Academic Freedom Protect Teachers or Institutions?
Marjorie Heins dissects this and other questions in the University of Michigan's annual Academic Freedom Lecture.
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