- The University of Connecticut prohibits people from “actions that intimidate, humiliate, demean persons or groups, or undermine their security of self-esteem.”
- The University of South Carolina prohibits “’teasing’, ‘ridiculing’ and ‘insulting’”
- The State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY) suspended a student when (for a school assignment) he asked a hockey coach from an opposing team for thoughts on SUNY’s coach. The suspension came because he said the comments didn’t have to be position – something SUNY interpreted as an attempt to “defame, harass or intimidate” a faculty member.
Six government employees, plus two contractors including Edward Snowden, have been subjects of felony criminal prosecutions since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act, accused of leaking classified information to the press—compared with a total of three such prosecutions in all previous U.S. administrations. Still more criminal investigations into leaks are under way. Reporters' phone logs and e-mails were secretly subpoenaed and seized by the Justice Department in two of the investigations, and a Fox News reporter was accused in an affidavit for one of those subpoenas of being 'an aider, abettor and/or conspirator' of an indicted leak defendant, exposing him to possible prosecution for doing his job as a journalist. In another leak case, a New York Times reporter has been ordered to testify against a defendant or go to jail.