I am a lawyer at FIRE, a free speech nonprofit that just launched a national litigation project to help students and faculty defend their expressive rights on college and university campuses. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit! I am a lawyer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE works to defend freedom of speech, due process, religious liberty, legal equality, and sanctity of conscience on college and university campuses across the country.
Last week, we launched the Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project. We’re going to help censored students and professors sue their schools so that colleges and universities learn that abiding by the First Amendment is not optional.
Four suits were filed on July 1, and more are forthcoming. You can read our press release here.
Some important disclaimers: I may not be able to answer some questions if they pertain to non-public details of cases, and nothing in this AMA should be taken as legal advice.
With those caveats, ask me anything!
Follow us on Twitter! FIRE’s handle is @TheFIREorg and mine is @susan_kruth.
Edit Tuesday 6:00 p.m.: I'm heading home for the day, but I'll check back and try to answer some more questions. You guys have been great, and I really enjoyed reading the sub-conversations even though I haven't had a chance to respond to all of them yet. Thanks everyone for participating!
Edit Wednesday 9:40 a.m.: I'll check back periodically if you guys have more questions (some answers are in the works), and remember you can always email us or submit a case: http://www.thefire.org/resources/submit-a-case/