Q: If I think I am being wrongly censored, what can I do?
From Attorney Advocate Adam Goldstein: I know how overwhelming it can feel when you're being censored and you're trying to figure out what to do. We spend a lot of time learning about how the First Amendment is supposed to work and very little time learning what to do when it doesn't.
When you boil it down, there are three basic steps to fighting censorship:
Here's the thing: you aren't obligated to do all of these things because you choose to do one of them, and you don't have to have a case that would be a viable lawsuit in order to be in the right. You can still speak up and call out the school for doing the wrong thing, even if, at the end of the day, you don't have the time or interest in making a federal case out of it.
But all of that said, please call us at (202) 785-5450 or contact us using the legal help form. We'll be happy to discuss your specific problem. And most of all, remember that you're not crazy for thinking you have the right to express yourself. You do. It's the people who interfere with that right who need some educating.