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Free Speech on Politics at School

October 16, 2012

Ohio University is no longer banning political speech in its dorms in the final weeks leading up to November's presidential election.

"After a room inspection, they told her that she had to take it down or else face going to a disciplinary hearing, simply for having a poster on her door that criticized both President Obama and Governor Romney," Shibley details.

Burns posted the notice, an invitation for like—minded Bobcats to come to a meeting of the OU College Libertarians, in September. University officials say they had a policy, which Shibley was never able to find, that prohibited display of political posters until within 14 days of an election...

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