Tag:Free Speech

Dean Lidsky and Fellow First Amendment Scholars File Amicus Brief in Gilmore v. Jones

August 10th, 2018

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and other free-speech colleagues filed an amicus brief in June in the case of Gilmore v. Jones. Brennan Gilmore was on the street at last summer’s white…

Professor Trachtenberg Blogs About Free Speech on Campuses

June 13th, 2018

The Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog published an opinion piece by Professor Ben Trachtenberg on campus speech, titled, “Why let the Klan march at a private historically black college? ‘This…

Professor Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with new article

June 7th, 2018

Professor Ben Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with “Private Universities and the First Amendment,” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution. He argues that private universities should think carefully…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Illinois American Association of University Professors Conference

May 9th, 2018

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke at the spring conference of the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The conference theme was “Defending Academic Freedom, Shared Governance and Tenure in an…

Dean Lidsky Appears on NPR’s On the Media To Discuss Defamation

May 9th, 2018

In April, Dean Lyrissa Lidsky appeared on NPR’s On the Media: Moving Beyond the Norm, talking to host Bob Garfield about defamation and the legal threats to Alex Jones’ Infowars…