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Rawlins wrong on free speech

July 18, 2005

V. Lane Rawlins has abetted censorship. Inadvertently, perhaps, but that's what it was.

In an attempt to placate protesters, the Washington State University president reiterated his support for faculty and students who shouted their objections this spring during the final performance of student Chris Lee's "intentionally offensive" play, "Passion of the Musical." In a followup letter to Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Rawlins said the demonstrators had "exercised their rights of free speech in a very responsible manner... Download file "Rawlins wrong on free speech"

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