3. Fordham University

Standing up for free speech will always mean standing up for students who support organizations of questionable politics. FIRE has fought on behalf of the anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine. Fordham University ruled against allowing an SJP chapter at the school stating FU “cannot support an organization whose sole purpose is advocating political goals of a specific group, and against a specific country” and added that “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict… often leads to polarization rather than dialogue.”

This is the same resistance conservative groups face all the time, so FU made FIRE’s list.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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