Greg in the Huffington Post on Harvard’s ‘Barely Legal’ Party

By on June 24, 2008

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has an article in the Huffington Post today on Harvard’s censorship of a student party because of its "Barely Legal" moniker. Greg’s article is titled, "Maybe Harvard Thought It Was The ‘Manifestly Illegal’ Party?" As Greg points out,

It’s worth noting that rather than being some kind of rank obscenity in and of itself, the phrase "barely legal" is something of a staple in the lexicon these days. A quick internet search turns up a legal blog run by two recent law school grads, a radio show dealing with legal topics, and the name of an art show by British graffiti artist Banksy. Now, if the name of the party was the "Highly Illegal Activities Guaranteed" party, their fear might be more justified, but here the students were simply using a barely edgy name.

Check out Greg’s article for more about the situation, which FIRE also discussed in a press release earlier this month.