Lopez v. Candaele
- "FIRE Amicus Curiae Brief to Supreme Court of the United States in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Lopez v. Candaele, April 18, 2011," April 18, 2011
- "Ninth Circuit's Amended Opinion in 'Lopez v. Candaele'," December 16, 2010
- "FIRE Amicus Curiae Brief to Ninth Circuit in Support of Petition for Rehearing En Banc, October 11, 2010," October 11, 2010
- "Ninth Circuit Opinion in 'Lopez v. Candaele'," September 20, 2010
- "FIRE Amicus Curiae Brief to the Ninth Circuit in 'Lopez v. Candaele,' January 13, 2010," January 13, 2010
- "FIRE Urges Ninth Circuit To Defend First Amendment on Campus in ‘Ask God What Your Grade Is’ Lawsuit," January 13, 2010: Today, FIRE filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold a July 2009 decision by a federal district court finding the Los Angeles Community College District's (LACCD's) speech code unconstitutional. LACCD's code prohibits, among other things, "generalized sexist statements" and "actions and behavior that convey insulting, intrusive or degrading attitudes/comments about women or men."
- "Order Denying Motion for Reconsideration, Lopez v. Candaele, No. CV 09-0995-GHK (C.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2009)," September 16, 2009
- "Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Lopez v. Candaele, No. CV 09-0995-GHK (C.D. Cal. July 10, 2009)," July 10, 2009
- "A Roundup of 2011’s Free Speech Case Law," by Andrew Kloster, December 28, 2011
- "FIRE Asks Supreme Court to Review Ninth Circuit Decision Limiting Challenges to Speech Codes," by William Creeley, April 20, 2011: In an amicus curiae brief filed yesterday, FIRE asks the Supreme Court of the United States to review the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's 2010 decision in Lopez v. Candaele. In holding that Los Angeles City College student Jonathan Lopez did not possess sufficient standing to challenge speech codes maintained by the Los Angeles Community College District, despite having been threatened with punishment under those codes by his professor, the Ninth Circuit established a dangerous new barrier to students wishing to vindicate their First Amendment rights in court. FIRE is asking the Supreme Court to reverse the Ninth Circuit's decision.
- "David French on Cert Petitions to U.S. Supreme Court in Important Student Standing Cases," by Azhar Majeed, March 22, 2011
- "Ninth Circuit's Amended Opinion in 'Lopez v. Candaele' Fails to Correct Legal Errors," by Erica Goldberg, December 20, 2010
- "Ninth Circuit Ruling Creates Unjust Barrier for First Amendment Plaintiffs ," by Erica Goldberg, September 20, 2010
- "Another Year, Another Speech Code Falls in Court: 'Lopez v. Candaele,' 2009's Big Win, and What it Means Going Forward," by Azhar Majeed, December 30, 2009
- "Victory for Free Speech: Federal Court Rules That Injunction Against Speech Code Will Stand," by Azhar Majeed, September 22, 2009
- ""Ask God What Your Judgment Is": Another Speech Code Topples in Court," by Robert Shibley, July 15, 2009
- ""Ask God what your grade is"," by Robert Shibley, February 16, 2009
- "College defends prof who mocked Christians,"
by Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily, January 23, 2010
- "Student Sues Community College, Alleges Professor Called Him 'a Fascist Bastard' in Class,"
by Pete Winn, CNSNews.com, February 17, 2009