Location: Seattle, Washington
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
University of Washington has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.
and by University personnel in public areas or areas outside University buildings, and in meeting rooms that
have been reserved for their use, so long as such distribution does not materially or substantially interfere
with the conduct of University functions or the freedom of movement.
1) It could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning environment, or
2) It has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance. Harassment is a form of discrimination.
October 9, 2003» Read More
December 4, 2013
On November 26, all 100 members of the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW), the university’s student government, voted for the passage of a resolution supporting students’ right of free speech. The unanimous resolution (PDF) reads in part: WHEREAS, roughly 1 in 6 of America’s top colleges have so-called “free speech zones,” defined here as a space into which a college reserves the right to restrict speech or assembly activities, frequently characterized by limited use, limited area, and the need for pre-registration; and WHEREAS, the UW administration in recent years has been both supportive and considerate of the free speech […]» Read More
December 3, 2013
I have to admit, I am tempted to have the text of this blog entry consist of the word “yes” and then head home for the day. A thick skin seems so self-evidently critical to the functioning of a free and democratic society that it’s hard to believe people need to be reminded of it. Yet they do, and among those most in need of a dermatological toughening are administrators at our nation’s high schools (and colleges). Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) brings to our attention a new joint report on civic education from Stanford University and the […]» Read More