How Far do First Amendment Rights Extend to Colleges and Universities?

March 17, 2016

By Kelly Moffitt at St. Louis Public Radio

The saga of Melissa Click is one so widely-known at this point that it is sure to be recorded in the great books of higher ed lore. Click, in the fall of 2015, became famous for “calling for some muscle” to keep a reporter from entering a “media-free” zone on public property where Mizzou’s Concerned Student 1950 protesters were encamped. As a writer in The Atlanticpointed out, “If the case of Melissa Click were a law professor’s hypothetical, it’d be a great one.”

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