Alabama et al. v. Cardona

April 29, 2024

Recent Activity: May 8th, 2024, Speech First motioned for a preliminary injunction

Case Launched: April 29th, 2024 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division

“The new Title IX rule will once again put Speech First’s student members’ speech rights under threat. The Biden Administration has abandoned the important speech protections that were previously included in the Title IX rule for the last four years, leaving students completely exposed to potential First Amendment violations. Under the new rule, students can be reported for merely expressing their opinions about controversial political and social issues of the day or even if they prefer not to use someone’s “preferred pronouns” or other “gender-affirming” language. This is compelled speech, and it is unconstitutional. The weaponization of Title IX and other campus harassment policies used to target students’ constitutionally protected speech needs to come to an end. It is no secret that the political discourse on college campuses is in an abysmal state, and student self-censorship is at an all-time high. As long as policies like these are used to target student speech, we will continue to see the complete inability for students to confront and engage with ideas that aren’t their own.”

-Cherise Trump, Executive Director, Speech First

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