Groups Fight West Virginia U. Speech Policy

April 18, 2002

By Grant Smith at University Wire

Two national civil liberties groups have joined a fight for a more liberal free speech policy at West Virginia University.

Letters were sent to WVU President David Hardesty and other University officials from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the Rutherford Institute, calling for a more liberal policy. Both groups reviewed the interim policy at the request of Students for Economic Justice. "The policy, as long as it doesn't allow for demonstrators to direct their speech at the intended audience, is flatly unconstitutional," Greg Lukianoff, FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy said...

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