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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

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‘Star-Ledger’ Columnist Shreds Montclair State’s Treatment of Joseph Aziz

‘Star-Ledger’ Columnist Shreds Montclair State’s Treatment of Joseph Aziz

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org Last week, we celebrated the vindication of Montclair State University student Joseph Aziz's free speech rights, after he had been suspended for violating an unconstitutional gag order imposed on him by the university for making negative social media comments about another student. This victory for the First Amendment [...]

Even After Litigation, University of Cincinnati Earns a ‘Red Light’

Even After Litigation, University of Cincinnati Earns a ‘Red Light’

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org The University of Cincinnati (UC) had a bit of a rough year in 2012 in terms of upholding its First Amendment obligations and respecting student free speech. The university was sued by students from the campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) for restricting their political speech and expressive activity [...]

‘Times-Picayune’ Laments Poor State of Free Speech on Louisiana Campuses

‘Times-Picayune’ Laments Poor State of Free Speech on Louisiana Campuses

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org Writing for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, James Varney draws attention to the poor state of free speech at colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana, where, of eight institutions rated by FIRE, seven currently earn a "red light" rating and the eighth earns a "yellow light." As Varney writes, this places [...]

Michigan State College Libertarians Host Author Tom Woods

Michigan State College Libertarians Host Author Tom Woods

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org FIRE is happy to report that the Michigan State University (MSU) College Libertarians were finally able to host author Tom Woods for an on-campus presentation on the economy this week. The speech was delayed over a month after the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) rejected the College [...]

University of Alabama Protects Rights of Religious Student Groups

University of Alabama Protects Rights of Religious Student Groups

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org Following receipt of a letter from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the University of Alabama has made an important change to university policy in order to protect the freedom of association of religious student organizations on campus. ADF explains: The University of Alabama's policy on membership in student [...]