Greg on the New Government Threat to Campus Free Speech in ‘The Daily Caller’

May 25, 2011

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has an article in The Daily Caller today discussing how the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ latest guidance for universities, in an April 4 "Dear Colleague" letter, threatens free speech on nearly all of our nation’s campuses. As Greg writes, in an effort to crack down on sexual harassment, OCR is giving new teeth to absurdly unconstitutional speech codes that ban things like "innuendo," "flirtation," and "jokes" that any person on campus, no matter how unreasonably, might find offensive.

Cases:  U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights April 4, 2011, Guidance Letter Reduces Due Process Protections