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Vague Florida State University speech policies violate First Amendment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Florida State University Wednesday asking it to revise a vague policy that bans students from “treating individuals unequally because of their sex,” or using “offensive language.” The letter also explains that another university policy, which relegates student speech to small areas of campus, likely violates a recently enacted state law, known as the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018 (SB 4), that eliminated such speech zones.  Read more >>

SPLC apologizes, pays $3.3 million for labelling Muslim group ‘anti-Muslim extremists’

ADF Vice President of U.S. Advocacy Jeremy Tedesco:  “It’s appalling and offensive for the Southern Poverty Law Center to compare peaceful organizations which condemn violence and racism with violent and racist groups just because it disagrees with their views. That’s what SPLC did in the case of Quilliam and its founder Maajid Nawaz, and that’s what it has done with ADF and numerous other organizations and individuals. This situation confirms once again what commentators across the political spectrum have being saying for decades: SPLC has become a far-left organization that brands its political opponents as ‘haters’ and ‘extremists’ and has lost all credibility as a civil rights watchdog....”  Read more >>

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