What is SUFS?

FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project is a national effort to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes through targeted First Amendment lawsuits. By imposing a real cost for violating First Amendment rights, Stand Up For Speech is resetting the incentives that currently push colleges towards censoring student and faculty speech. Lawsuits are filed against public colleges maintaining unconstitutional speech codes nationwide. After each victory by ruling or settlement, FIRE targets more schools—sending the message that unless public colleges obey the law, they will be sued.

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  • Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh at the courthouse fighting for their right to advocate for marijuana legalization.
  • Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh, Iowa State University

Nicole Sanders - Blinn College

  • Nicole Sanders sued Blinn College after it stopped her from advocating for the Second Amendment without special permission.
  • Nicole Sanders, Blinn College