Lawmaker Presses Colleges to Update Free Speech Codes

August 14, 2015

By Lydia Wheeler at The Hill

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has asked 162 public colleges and universities to update their free speech codes.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent letters to the schools on Friday following The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) report, which found that 55 percent of 437 schools surveyed maintain severely restrictive “red light” speech codes...