House Education and The Workforce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington

MIT Suspends Student Group That Protested Against Israel’s Military Campaign in Gaza

College presidents and other leaders have struggled to articulate when political speech crosses into harassment and discrimination.

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Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia

There’s a Wave of New Bills To Define Antisemitism, Triggering Free Speech Debates

Supporters say it’s increasingly important to add a definition that lays out how to determine whether some criticism of Israel also amounts to hatred of Jewish people.

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U.S. President Joe Biden visits Charleston

Biden Tries to Balance Protests, Free Speech Rights as Demonstrators Disrupt Events

The protests lay bare the tensions Biden is facing between the fallout from his handling of the Israel-Hamas war and the First Amendment rights of his critics to speak out.

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