Campus Speech

Free Speech Defender? Attorney General Enters Campus Free Speech Debate

At an invitation-only event at Georgetown University law school, Attorney General Jeff Sessions jumped into the debate over campus speech by stating that the First Amendment had suffered from “political correctness and homogeneous thought” and that “a national recommitment to free speech on campus” was needed. He challenged the audience to think about who decides what can be deemed offensive or acceptable stating,  “The university is about the search for truth, not the imposition of truth by a government censor.” Protestors rallied outside with signs reading, “FREE SPEECH IS NOT HATE SPEECH.”

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