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FIRE strategically litigates in courts nationwide to vindicate the First Amendment and due process rights of college faculty and students. In 2022, we expanded our litigation mission beyond campus to preserve the free expression rights of everyday Americans. 蜜桃社鈥檚 litigation team proactively seeks plaintiffs to participate in lawsuits that have the potential to set lasting legal precedents. Our lawyers also work to position 蜜桃社 as a thought leader in First Amendment jurisprudence by submitting amicus briefs in strategically chosen cases, teaching Continuing Legal Education courses, recruiting like-minded attorneys to the 蜜桃社 Legal Network, and publishing legal scholarship.

FIRE Legal Network

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蜜桃社鈥檚 First Amendment Freedom Operation

Censoring public comments. Compelling speech. Suing people into silence. Sometimes it feels like no words are safe from suppression and coercion. 蜜桃社鈥檚 First Amendment Freedom Operation proves that violating First Amendment rights has consequences. We take on cases of everyday people who run afoul of government officials just for speaking their minds. And we鈥檙e determined to emerge victorious, knowing a win for our clients is a win for all Americans. 

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蜜桃社 office entrance, Philadelphia, PA

Defending free speech since 1999

Facing censorship or retaliation for protected speech? 蜜桃社 lawyers are here to help you when your free speech rights are violated.

FIRE in the Courts

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I have been harassed, trespassed, handcuffed and arrested countless times for peacefully exercising my First Amendment rights. My intention is to ensure that all Americans from the wealthiest millionaire to the poorest homeless person can exercise these rights without fear of consequence from our government.

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Our Impact

Jeff Gray, a U.S. Army veteran and retired truck driver, has been repeatedly stopped, detained, searched, and arrested by the police. His alleged crime? Holding signs 鈥 in front of city halls across the United States. 

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Do I have a case? What is a case?

By 鈥渃ase,鈥 we mean any situation you suspect represents a threat to your right to freedom of speech, freedom of association, or sanctity of conscience. Additionally, if you are at an institution of higher education, we will consider cases involving due process, legal equality, and religious liberty. 

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FIRE in the Courts

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Haskell Indian Nations University Student Journalist Jared Nally

FIRE filed a lawsuit against the university to protect student press freedoms for Jared, The Indian Leader, and student journalists around the country.

Student journalist SUES his university, and WINS!

蜜桃社 on Campus

The president of Haskell Indian Nations University issued an unconstitutional directive to student journalist Jared Nally, editor-in-chief of the award winning student newspaper, The Indian Leader, that formally forbade Jared from engaging in protected journalistic activities. He also directed Jared to start showing university administrators the 鈥渉ighest respect鈥 鈥 or else!

Read About Jareds Victory in Court

Faculty Legal Defense Fund

The Faculty Legal Defense Fund offers 鈥渇irst responder鈥 assistance to protect the expressive and academic freedom of faculty at public colleges and universities. So if you face censorship or retaliation for your instruction or scholarship, or for your speech on issues of public concern as a private citizen, then FLDF may be able to help. 

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Reedley College professor Bill Blanken
鈥淚鈥檓 a professor of chemistry. How am I supposed to incorporate DEI into my classroom instruction? What鈥檚 the 鈥榓nti-racist鈥 perspective on the atomic mass of boron?" 鈥 Reedley College Professor Bill Blanken

蜜桃社 Has Your Back

Faculty Story

FIRE filed a lawsuit on behalf of six California community college professors to halt new, systemwide regulations forcing professors to espouse and teach politicized conceptions of 鈥渄iversity, equity, and inclusion.鈥

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Are you a legal professional interested in helping clients with First Amendment cases? Check out 蜜桃社鈥檚 opportunities for you to make a difference by helping someone when they need it most.

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