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University of Florida blocks faculty from being expert witnesses on voting rights, claiming that lawsuits against the state create a conflict of interest:
npr.org/2021/10/30/1050817670/
(also paywalled at
chronicle.com/article/u-of-flo and nytimes.com/2021/10/29/us/flor)

Beyond being an assault on academic freedom, this appears to violate the 1st amendment. US states can limit on-the-job speech, but here they would have testified on their own time, a routine activity that was blocked only because of its content.

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