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  • Rejected professor Salaita wants U. of I. job or else he'll sue

    "CHAMPAIGN — Professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign because of his controversial social media comments about Israel, called on the school Tuesday to give him his…

  • Activists Press Challenge Over 'Animal Enterprise Terrorism' Law

    Activists Press Challenge Over 'Animal Enterprise Terrorism' Law Jamie Schuman, Supreme Court Brief September 3, 2014 A First Amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that the law…

  • Anatomy of Ferguson’s Police Riot

    It was Sunday evening and we were on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, where community members gather in mourning and protest every day, a few blocks from where Michael Brown was killed. Their demands are basic;…

  • Fear for the First: Is Activist Speech Terrorism?

    By Leighton Woodhouse On Monday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a request to the U.S. Supreme Court for judicial review of Blum v. Holder, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.…

  • Stop-and-Frisk Appeal

    The City of New York tried to close out a bitter and racially divisive chapter in the city’s history on Wednesday when it filed a motion to withdraw its appeal of a federal court ruling…

  • Anti-Israel tweets cost professor new job at University of Illinois, rep says

    A pro-Palestinian college professor's tenure offer at the University of Illinois was allegedly rescinded after he made anti-Israel tweets about the war in Gaza. Dr. Steven Salaita's case "is sort of unprecedented in a way," said…

  • Is Freeing Minks Terrorism? and Other Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

    "Though it received scant attention at the time, with a grand total of one Congressperson opposing and one witness testifying against it, condemnation of the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) has steadily increased since the law was enacted…