Lukianoff in ‘Inside Higher Ed’

By June 6, 2005

FIRE Legal Director Greg Lukianoff has an article in today’s Inside Higher Ed discussing constitutional confusion at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, where FIRE has been working to get administrators to overturn an unconstitutional student government decision regarding viewpoint neutrality:

In cases across the country…administrations have stood idly by while student governments pass rules and make decisions that flatly violate the Constitution. One recent case that demonstrates this phenomenon involves the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, where the student government passed a rule in March banning groups with a “particular ideological, religious, or partisan viewpoint” from receiving student-fee funding.

This may not seem like a particularly big deal to some. What the students and many observers don’t seem to understand is that profound moral and constitutional principles are violated by this rule….

Read the whole thing to get the skinny on UWEC administrators’ curious disregard for the U.S. Constitution.

Schools: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire