Free Speech Category Archive


  • Regents Move Forward on Free Speech Bill

    Analiese Eicher said the proposed policy is unnecessary because of a lack of incidents involving disruptions of speech on UW campuses.

    Advance Titan, 10/16/2019
  • Board of Regents Picks Pandering to Right-Wing Politicians Over Protecting Students

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today advanced a proposed administrative rule restricting free speech on campuses.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/11/2019
  • Evers Intends to Block UW Regents Plan to Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Institute opposed the rules because they believe they're vague and could be selectively enforced.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2019
  • UW Regents Vote Could Mandate Student Penalties for Free Speech Disruptions

    The majority — including the One Wisconsin Institute — opposed or called for revisions to the change.

    Capital Times, 10/10/2019
  • Free Speech Crackdown on Agenda for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meeting

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is poised to push forward with a controversial plan to limit campus speech.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/08/2019
  • UW Board Of Regents To Vote On Proposed Punishments For Students Disrupting Free Speech

    Comments in opposition of the proposed punishments for students disrupting campus speakers [included] One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/08/2019
  • BustED Pencils: Free Speech on Campus

    BustEd Pencils is LIVE Tuesdays from 7-8 PM. Special Guests Analiese Eicher and Bill Lueders.

    BustED Pencils, 09/03/2019
  • Wisconsin Is Needlessly Policing Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change.

    the Progressive, 08/27/2019
  • About Those UW Free Speech Violations

    One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change.

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/27/2019
  • One Wisconsin Institute Opposes UW Board of Regents Latest Move to Restrict Campus Free Speech

    The UW Board of Regents seems more interested in attempting to appease right-wing politicians than protecting the rights of students.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 08/20/2019
  • Republican State Legislators Offer White Nationalism Protection Act

    A handful of Republicans in the state legislature have re-introduced legislation to protect right-wing hate speech on UW campuses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/13/2019
  • Trump’s Twitter Habits Influencing Politics, And The Law

    Banning people is just as problematic "online as it is at a town hall meeting," she told the Post.

    Newsmax, 03/25/2019
  • Federal Court Sides With One Wisconsin Now in Twitter Blocking Lawsuit Against Republican State Representatives

    A judge has delivered an opinion in favor of One Wisconsin Now in their lawsuit over being blocked from the government Twitter accounts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/18/2019
  • Judge Finds Republicans Violated Free Speech Rights by Blocking Liberal Group on Twitter

    One Wisconsin Now ... sued Vos, Rep. John Nygren of Marinette and then-Rep. Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum for blocking it on Twitter.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/18/2019
  • Federal Judge: Vos’ Twitter Block Violated Free Speech Rights

    The decision from U.S. District Judge William Conley siding with the group, One Wisconsin Now, serves to illustrate emerging views...

    Racine Journal Times, 01/18/2019
  • Federal Judge Finds Wisconsin Republican Lawmakers Violated Free Speech Rights With Twitter Blocks

    The decision, written by District Judge William Conley, is the second win for One Wisconsin Now ... this week.

    Capital Times, 01/18/2019
  • One Wisconsin Now Reaction on ‘Encouraging’ Social Media Lawsuit Ruling

    This ruling reminds our elected officials that when they create a public forum, they can’t silence people with whom they disagree.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/14/2019
  • Scott Walker Says He Respects Others, Regardless of Their Beliefs* in Television Ad

    *Unless You’re a Woman, Person of Color, Migrant Family, Student or Sex Assault Survivor

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2018
  • Racist, Sexist to Appear at Republican Campaign Rally in Mosinee on Wednesday … Donald Trump Will Be There Too

    Scott Walker won’t be the only racist, sexist politician on stage at a campaign rally at the Mosinee airport tomorrow, joining him will be Donald Trump.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2018
  • Report: Bradley Foundation Has Spent $154 Million on Higher Education Agenda

    Bradley Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Suppress Student Speech on College Campuses, Funds University Professors to Generate Promotional Propaganda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Seeks Summary Judgement in Lawsuit Over Republican State Representatives Twitter ‘Blocking’

    One Wisconsin Now today asked for summary judgement in their Twitter lawsuit against State Representatives Jesse Kremer, John Nygren and Robin Vos.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/29/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Quick to Weigh in on NFL Player Protests, Silent on Release of Footage Showing Authorities Assaulting Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown

    Scott Walker has been unable to muster a response to the release of footage showing the harassment and abuse suffered by Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/24/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Reaction on ‘Encouraging’ Twitter Lawsuit Ruling

    One Wisconsin Now released the following statements about a federal court ruling that says Donald Trump cannot block Twitter users based on political views.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/23/2018
  • Does Michael Screnock’s Vow To Protect NRA Agenda Include Supporting Threats to Journalists?

    Is the NRA threatening journalists and others with whom they disagree something Michael Screnock supports? And if he doesn’t, he needs to rebuke the NRA.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2018
  • Unions Sue to Overturn Wisconsin Collective Bargaining law

    Two Wisconsin labor union locals are suing to overturn Gov. Scott Walker’s signature collective bargaining law. Locals 139 and 420 of the Operating Engineers of Wisconsin say Act 10 violates their rights...

    Los Angeles Times, 02/26/2018
  • Labor Unions File Lawsuit Alleging Walker’s Act 10 Violates Free Speech Rights

    Two Wisconsin chapters of a labor union have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate Act 10, the signature piece of legislation from Gov. Scott Walker. The lawsuit, filed by the Operating...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/25/2018
  • Latest Higher Ed Proposals Prove, Again, It Can Always Get Worse With Donald Trump

    The administration of Donald Trump today made public the changes they will seek in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2017
  • Chet Agni: Board of Regents Chills Free Speech for Students of Color

    Like students across the state, I was shocked by the Board of Regents’ new policy attacking free speech on University of Wisconsin System campuses.

    Capital Times, 11/16/2017
  • Scot Ross: RT If You Support the First Amendment

    Free speech is not just for the people or organizations whom our state elected officials like or with whom they agree.

    Capital Times, 11/10/2017
  • University of Wisconsin Students Blast Board of Regents Policy Threatening Free Speech on Campuses

    UW students and free speech advocates are organizing to fight back against new restrictions on speech being imposed system wide by the Board of Regents

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/08/2017
  • Liberal Group Sues Wisconsin Republicans Over Twitter Blocks

    A liberal advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit against three top Republicans, alleging they are infringing on the group's free speech rights.

    Associated Press, 11/01/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Lawsuit Argues Republican State Representatives Vos, Nygren and Kremer Twitter Blocking Violates First Amendment

    A lawsuit filed late Tuesday afternoon in federal court by One Wisconsin Now challenges elected officials on Twitter, acting in their official capacity, from “blocking” citizens

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/01/2017
  • State Senate Committee to Consider ‘Riot’ Legislation

    The legislation as introduced would create broad new definitions of what constitutes a “riot” and threaten peaceful protesters with criminal penalties...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/19/2017
  • Editorial: UW Regents’ Assault on Free Speech Is Indefensible

    What were the regents thinking? Some of them were, as UW-Madison senior Savion Castro complained, "capitulating to a band of right-wing extremists."

    Capital Times, 10/11/2017
  • This Time Around, UW Regents Let Student Speak (briefly) on Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Now said the regents adopted the policy — which mirrors a bill passed by the Assembly in June — because the legislation had stalled in the Senate.

    Capital Times, 10/07/2017
  • University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Adopt Unconstitutional Policy Based on Unconstitutional Assembly Legislation

    The Regents have imposed a system wide policy codifying an ideological agenda and creating campus safe spaces for right-wing provocateurs.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2017
  • UW Regents To Take Up Controversial Vote

    The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.

    WKOW-TV, 10/06/2017
  • UW Students Urge Regents to Protect Student Rights in Campus Free Speech Policy

    One Wisconsin Now asserts that the regent policy is intended to codify and insert into law as administrative code the potentially unconstitutional legislation.

    Capital Times, 10/06/2017
  • University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Threatens Students Free Speech

    The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/04/2017
  • Devil’s Advocates Radio: October 4, 2017

    The Devils ask Scot Ross about provisions and vetoes in the state budget. They also talk Foxconn and the university free speech bill.

    Devil's Advocates Radio, 10/04/2017
  • Panel Discusses Effectiveness of Free Speech Bill

    “One of the most powerful tools of the civil rights movement was civil disobedience and disruption,” Castro said.

    Badger Herald, 09/13/2017
  • Lawmakers Can Deny Public Access With Social Media Blocks

    It was criticism of Kremer’s bill to punish people who disrupt speakers at UW campuses that got One Wisconsin Now blocked from accessing Kremer’s tweets.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/16/2017
  • Savion Castro: The Missing Voices in the Free Speech Debate

    Robin Vos has done nothing to to address the hate crimes, inspired by these hateful ideas, students of color have endured.

    Shepherd Express, 07/11/2017
  • Savion Castro: University of Wisconsin Free Speech Debate Seeks to Silence People of Color

    Vos has done nothing to fully understand why students of color have protested speakers, nor has he addressed the hate crimes students of color have endured.

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 06/30/2017
  • State Assembly Considers Attacking First Amendment Rights of Wisconsinites to Create Campus Safe Spaces for Right-Wing Hate Speech

    A bill restricting free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses, Assembly Bill 299, is being debated by the legislature today.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/21/2017
  • Free Speech Bill a Ploy for ‘bigger Republican Footprint’?

    Wisconsin Republicans push college free speech bill that would punish hecklers. But a critic says the bill actually suppresses free speech.

    Fox News, 06/12/2017
  • Assembly Republicans Advance Campus Free Speech Bill That Trims UW Authority

    Allowing any two people to trigger an investigation into a student's protest activities will exacerbate an existing chilling atmosphere on free expression for students of color.

    Capital Times, 05/30/2017
  • Jesse Kremer Amendment Would Make His Attack on Campus Free Speech Even Worse

    Rep. Jesse Kremer, author of an unconstitutional plan to attack free speech rights on UW campuses, has offered an amendment that makes the plan even worse.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/26/2017