Free Speech Becomes More Costly on College Campuses

November 2, 2015

By Mary Reichard at World News Group

Academic inquiry needs open minds and open ears. So why do open mouths prompt college campus authorities to shut them with speech restrictions?

Feminist lawyer Wendy Kaminer told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice last summer that the Department of Education is “out of control,” with a culture of censorship prevailing on campus.

“Campus censorship, like western European bans on hate speech, establishes a right of particular audiences not to be offended at the expense of the universal right to speak,” Kaminer said. More recently, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the Department of Education should allow students more free speech while more closely monitoring faculty speech...

Schools: Dixie State University University of California Cases: Dixie State University – Stand Up For Speech Lawsuit FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project