By Tyler Ventura, Vol. 21 Staff Writer Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made national headlines last spring as he championed the passing of House Bill 7 (also known as HB 7 or the “Stop WOKE” act) through Florida’s state legislature. This law focused largely on the teaching of critical race theory, otherwise known as “CRT,” in … Continue reading Federal Court Stops the “Stop WOKE” Act on First Amendment Grounds – Twice
Freedom to Teach? The Intersection of the First Amendment and American Public School Curricula
By Shane Stout, Vol. 21 Staff Writer For decades, the Supreme Court has protected academic freedom, a concept intertwined with the First Amendment that protects the rights of students, teachers, and educational institutions to pursue knowledge without government interference. While academic freedom has traditionally applied to college professors, its tenets also extend to public school … Continue reading Freedom to Teach? The Intersection of the First Amendment and American Public School Curricula
Can Gov. DeSantis “Stop Woke” in Private Workplaces?
America has recently seen a renewed focus on civil rights and racial justice—as well as dramatic divisions over how to discuss race, rights, justice, and history. The current moral panic over critical race theory (“CRT”) has spurred some conservative officials to regulate the treatment of race in schools, libraries, and workplaces. While public schools and libraries are subject to significant governmental control, a high-profile court case is testing whether the First Amendment limits anti-CRT efforts in another key forum: the private workplaces that employ most American adults.
Inconsistent: SCOTUS, Conservatism, and Corporate Speech
By: John Schengber, Vol. 21 Staff Writer In recent decisions from the circuit courts — the second-highest level of federal courts behind the Supreme Court — judges disagree as to whether states can prohibit social media companies from moderating content on their platforms. The Firth Circuit Court of Appeals evaluated a Texas law, and the … Continue reading Inconsistent: SCOTUS, Conservatism, and Corporate Speech