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Tyson Langhofer      

Senior Counsel & Director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom

Tyson Langhofer serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom. Langhofer represents students and faculty at public high schools and colleges in defending their First Amendment rights. For example, in Denton v. Hecht, he successfully defended a Florida State University student after he was removed as Student Senate President simply for sharing his Catholic views in a private group chat. In Cross v. Loudoun County Public Schools, he successfully defended an elementary school gym teacher after the school suspended him for peacefully sharing his views on a proposed policy at a public school board meeting.

Langhofer has extensive experience in civil litigation and constitutional law. Before joining ADF, Langhofer was a partner with Stinson LLP, where he worked as a commercial litigation attorney from 2000 until he joined ADF in 2015. Langhofer is Peer Review Rated AVĀ® Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell.

Langhofer is a sought-after speaker on legal and cultural issues. He has testified before Congress and numerous state legislatures in favor of laws protecting free speech. He regularly speaks to college students and other audiences about the importance of protecting our constitutional freedoms and about pro-life issues. He regularly comments on free speech issues in television, radio, and print media. He has been interviewed numerous times by news outlets such as Fox News, Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, and other prominent news outlets. He has also written pieces for numerous major media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, Townhall, The Federalist, and The Daily Wire. He also authored a chapter on free speech in Making Government Work: a collection of ideas and solutions for the country's most challenging issues today, which includes chapters written by Nikki Haley, Dr. Art Laffer, Bob Woodson, Rick Santorum, and Chuck Norris.

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