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District Court: Campuses Can’t Quarantine Free Speech

August 23, 2012

When I posted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's (FIRE, where I work) list of the 12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech back in March, we chose not to present the schools in any particular order. But it was no accident that we opened our list with the University of Cincinnati. The school had truly earned its place on the list by restricting free speech on campus to a tiny spot that comprised just 0.1 percent of the school's 137-acre campus -- and by threatening students who wanted to get a petition signed outside of that miniscule zone with charges of trespassing...