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Being ‘offensive’ is not enough basis to limit speech

June 13, 2013

by Bob Kellogg



A Minnesota university wants to not only restrict offensive speech but even speech that is loud or boisterous and may raise alarm. This is an abuse of the First Amendment.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has announced that the organization's Speech Code of the Month focus has been directed on Bemidji State because of its code that prohibits language that might offend others. Robert Shibley of F.I.R.E. explains the problem with that policy...

Schools: Bemidji State University