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.
The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C. FIRE’s core mission is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, academic freedom, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE protects the unprotected and educates the public about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.
Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy
Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon
Director of Litigation