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Free Speech Out Loud

Free Speech Out Loud is dedicated to releasing free speech recordings such as famous First Amendment court opinions and other primary source documents.

Jul 20, 2021

Legal Question: Whether a public university’s interest in maintaining a “strict separation of church and state” allows it to bar religious student groups from reserving facilities for worship.

Action: The Court held that the policy was not content-neutral, violating the student group’s First Amendment rights.

Jul 12, 2021

The opinions in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.’s are read by Dylan Moore and Jeff Murphy, FIRE Law Clerks from the University of Chicago Law School. 

Held: “While public schools may have a special interest in regulating some off-campus student speech, the special interests offered by the school are...