Lopez v. Candaele

Los Angeles City College professor tells Christian student to "Ask God What Your Grade Is" (6/2/2020)

Client Story

Jonathan Lopez

In the fall of 2008, Jonathan Lopez attended Los Angeles City College (LACC) and was enrolled in a speech class. During this same time California voters passed Proposition 8 which amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. (4/19/2020)


FIRE Files Amicus Brief in Support of Jonathan Lopez

Yesterday, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed an amicus brief in support of Jonathan Lopez at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. (4/19/2020)


ADF Asks Ninth Circuit to Rehear Lopez v. Candaele Ruling

Last night, the ADF Center for Academic Freedom filed a Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Jonathan Lopez's case against the Los Angeles Community College District. (4/19/2020)


A Blow to Student Liberty on Constitution Day

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled late Friday that Jonathan Lopez does not have standing to challenge the Los Angeles Community College District’s speech code on its face (4/19/2020)


F for Fascist

Those familiar with the ADF litigation on behalf of Jonathan Lopez know that his speech class professor (among other delinquencies) nominated Jonathan a “fascist bastard” because he announced in class his support for the definition of marriage found in the dictionary. (4/19/2020)


#TBT: 3 Universities Now Open for Speech

ADF is committed to helping students on university campuses fight for their right to free speech. (4/20/2020)


LACC in More Hot Water Over Student Speech Rights

Why punish speech after the fact, when you can censor it before it happens? That is the attitude of Los Angeles City College. (4/19/2020)


How States Like Kentucky Are Working to Restore Free Speech on Campus

Last week, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law SB17, making Kentucky campuses a different kind of safe space: a safe space for free speech. (4/20/2020)


A Big Win for College Free Speech in the 9th Circuit

Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an important college free speech decision in a case that pits a college harassment policy against a professor's racially insensitive comments. (4/19/2020)


Question: What do Students Learn in the Classroom?

Answer: How to regurgitate all of your professor's anti-American opinions. (4/19/2020)


3 Ways We Can Transform Law and Culture Together in the New Year

We have a chance to start repairing and building upon the foundation of religious freedom on which America was established. But we can only do that with your support. (4/20/2020)