Congressman Calls Colleges Out for Ignoring First Amendment

August 20, 2015

By Peter Fricke at Campus Reform

A senior GOP congressman is reminding public colleges and universities of their obligation to protect free expression in the wake of a report condemning many for restrictive speech codes.

Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, sent a scathing letter Friday to 160 public institutions of higher learning that have been singled out for imposing significant restrictions on the free speech rights of students and faculty, strongly implying that they should take voluntary steps to improve their policies...