State Legislatures Have A Duty To Protect Free Speech At Public Universities
The Supreme Court has ruled that “State colleges and universities are not enclaves immune from the sweep of the First Amendment.” However, too often today, the freedom required to pursue truth is impeded in and by our universities themselves.
Washington should leave free speech on campus to state lawmakers
It’s early yet for most state legislative sessions, but Wisconsin, Michigan, California, West Virginia, and Nebraska lawmakers, to name a few, are considering proposals to protect free speech on college campuses this year.
Outlawing The ‘Heckler’s Veto': Drive To Restore Free Speech On Campus Gathers Steam In The States
A wave of support for legislative efforts to restore free speech and debate on campus appears to be taking shape in a number of states across the country.
Campus Free-Speech Disruptions Test Our Democratic Faith
On January 31, the Texas Senate’s State Affairs Committee will travel to Texas State University in San Marcos to hold a hearing to “ascertain any restrictions on Freedom of Speech rights that Texas students face in expressing their views on campus.”
Is pedagogical profanity sexual assault?
U. S. District Judge Shelly Dick upheld the firing by the LSU president of Prof. Teresa Buchanan on the grounds of Title IX “sexual assault.” Her crime? The professor sometimes uses pedagogical profanity in the classroom.
This “Higher Education Council” Has Much to Learn
The signatories make the obligatory bow toward free speech and inquiry: “Higher education is a phenomenal place for minds to be challenged, to inquire, explore, discover and question the status quo,” they write. If you are expecting the next sentence to begin with the word “but,” you get a gold star.
Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee
I recently attended a panel discussion at my alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. The topic was “Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?”
The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country
Activists are disrupting lectures to protest “white supremacy,” but many students are taking steps to stop them.
Colleges Should Expel Serially Violent Protesters
If anybody can come up with a better way to tackle this problem of sustained disruption and violence, please do let us hear it.
The shrinking marketplace for ideas
State Rep. Briscoe Cain’s interrupted appearance at Texas Southern University is just the latest instance of a speaker being turned away from a college campus — a space that is supposed to be a shrine for competing ideas.