Campus Speech

Justice Anthony Kennedy and UC President Janet Napolitano on Free Speech

Justice Anthony Kennedy and UC President Janet Napolitano on Free Speech

September 16, 2017: Prominent Scholars on Free Speech In a talk at the federal courthouse in Sacramento, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and UC President Janet Napolitano stessed the importance of free speech on campuses across the country. “For faculties and universities to be indifferent can actually be complicit,” Justice Kennedy said. “Indifference can be poisonous in differences in so[Read More…]

College Students: We ‘Sort Of’ Support First Amendment

College Students: We ‘Sort Of’ Support First Amendment

In a recent Brookings survey of current undergraduate students at U.S. four-year colleges and universities, researchers found that “Freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses.” A lack of understanding of First Amendment protections imperils the future of free speech. Is it to late to fix the underlying misconceptions?

September 19, 2017 Campus Speech, Top Stories
Berkeley Braces For Fallout From Conservative Firebrands

Berkeley Braces For Fallout From Conservative Firebrands

UC Berkeley has stated repeatedly its support of free speech including hate speech. As a result the city has reeled from protests which have led to fires, fireworks, and fights. Thursday another controversial speaker – ex-Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro – is visiting and police are asking to brace themselves with pepper spray to protect everyone’s First Amendment rights.

September 12, 2017 Campus Speech, Top Stories
Capitol Hill Building ,Washington DC.

Free Speech 101 Hearings on the Hill

The free speech debate on both public and private college campuses has exploded this year. Activists on the left and right say restrictions are harming their first amendment rights. Today’s hearings will focus on problems posed by campus censorship.

June 20, 2017 Campus Speech, Top Stories