United States Senate Bill S.3960, ‘The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act,’ November 18, 2010

By on November 18, 2010

An “anti-bullying” bill first introduced in Congress in November 2010 gravely threatens free speech on America’s college campuses. Despite the bill’s admirable intention of preventing future tragedies, FIRE determined that the bill was at odds with the Supreme Court’s carefully crafted definition of harassment and would require colleges to violate the First Amendment.

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Cases: Federal Anti-Harassment Bill Threatens First Amendment Rights on Campus