‘F— the law!’ –Law Students Beclown Themselves with Their Protest of Visiting Speaker
We have gotten used to nasty protests by undergraduates who think they’re doing something virtuous by refusing to listen to (and often preventing others from listening to) speakers whom they call “racist” or “fascist.”
University presidents and free speech on campus
According to two new surveys dealing with free speech on college campuses, “free speech is a balancing act.” Presidents and students “overwhelmingly agree that inclusion and free speech are important to a democracy.” This noble-sounding headline seems to bury the lede in both surveys.
35 Universities Adopt ‘The Chicago Statement’ On Free Speech–1,606 To Go
University speech codes, restrictive “free-speech zones,” commencement speaker “dis-invitations,” and campus shout-downs of invited speakers threaten to undermine our schools’ defining mission: the free, nonpartisan quest for truth.
Why and how to achieve free speech on campus
Justice Antonin Scalia observed: “If you stop speech that hurts other peoples’ feelings, the First Amendment will become a dead letter.”
This Professor Will Get His Day In Court After University Punishes Him For Free Speech
Can a professor speak out against one of the ingrained beliefs of the higher education system without facing retaliation?
This Texas Law Hinders Free Speech
We trustees, though, had been warned that when even at a social function we should not discuss college business ever. That restriction — censorship — is utter nonsense. It says, “Remain ignorant.”
The Best Way to Get Rid of Campus Free Speech Zones
Public colleges and universities are constrained by the First Amendment. Their officials are not allowed to impinge upon the freedom of speech unless they have a compelling reason for doing so.
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.