Experts Urge Congress to Protect Free Speech on Campus

June 3, 2015

By Robert Davis Edelman at The Washington Free Beacon

A panel of activists condemned college campus speech regulations Tuesday during a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing.

Led by Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the panel issued indictments of so-called “free speech zones” and campus harassment policies.

“Since I don’t generally issue trigger warnings I’m going to go ahead and show my first slide,” Lukianoff said before displaying a political cartoon of police officers raping the Statue of Liberty. “I show this not to shock you but to establish that the case law regarding freedom of speech on campus is extraordinarily strong...