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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has given Emory University a green light on free-speech issues. Only 37 universities nationwide have that status.

  • Opinion

Public universities may set higher fees for talks that draw an audience of mostly outsiders, rather than students -- but they have to apply such requirements in a way that's viewpoint-neutral, clearly defined and evenhanded.

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An interesting -- and troubling -- summary of four surveys by my UCLA colleague John Villasenor, who conducted one of the surveys.

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Such interference with others' free speech rights can be criminally punished, though it's not clear whether a prosecution would be forthcoming here.

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So it appears, at the UT San Antonio philosophy department, in an incident where a bisexual student brought this up after a classmate mentioned that she was engaged to a Muslim.

  • Opinion

The speech was by Rep. Briscoe Cain, at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, sponsored by the local Federalist Society chapter, and apparently authorized by the law school (though not cleared by central campus); the university is a public university.

  • Opinion

"The revolution will not uphold the Constitution" -- they've got that part right.

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The opinion has no formal precedential value, as I understand it, but I suspect that in practice it will be quite influential.

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University of Mary Washington had no obligation to "ban Yik Yak from the campus wireless network ," because such a ban "may have exposed the university to liability under the First Amendment" (and in any case wasn't required by Title IX or the equal protection clause.

  • Opinion

If accepted, it would deter speech on a vast range of subjects -- of course race, sex and sexual orientation, but also religion and political beliefs.

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