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College students protest against so-called free speech zones at their campuses, saying that they violate their First Amendment rights

April 26, 2002

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Some student activists are finding a large portion of university campuses off-limits to protests. Schools with so-called free speech zones limit the outspoken to just a few places on campus. Administrators say the zones balance free speech and the need for order on campus. But some students at West Virginia University say the zones violate their First Amendment rights. Jeff Young of West Virginia Public Radio reports... Download file "College students protest against so-called free speech zones at their campuses, saying that they violate their First Amendment rights"

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