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It is axiomatic in a country that values and protects the right of free speech and academic freedom that the society has to be willing to put up with a certain amount of personal discomfort if speech and thoughts are in fact going to remain free. There is no place where this is supposed to be more true than in the academic setting, especially among older students in high school and college. This is the main reason why the recent opinion of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a closely watched academic freedom case, is so troubling... Download file "5"