FIRE Declares War on Speech Codes

Yesterday evening, FIRE Legal Network attorney David A. French filed a lawsuit against Shippensburg University, a public institution in central Pennsylvania. The suit challenges, on behalf of two anonymous students, that University’s atrocious speech code. This is the first in a wave of lawsuits that FIRE will coordinate, across the country, until speech codes have been defeated in every federal circuit.

The goal is to establish an unequivocal precedent: America’s colleges and universities that restrict free speech must be prepared to face the legal and moral consequences of their actions.