Free Speech Zones at University of Illinois

By January 10, 2007

Today, The News-Gazette of Illinois has an interesting piece discussing two recent free speech incidents and questioning several policies that regulate the time, place, and manner of speech at the University of Illinois. As I have stated in a previous post, universities may constitutionally enact reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. However, administrators too often conveniently forget the word “reasonable” when constructing their policies. From the sounds of this article, administrators of the University of Illinois might want to look up the definition of reasonable before reviewing these policies.

Schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign