Satiric scholarship creates First Amendment firestorm

April 27, 2007

As a number of college students prepare to sit down and take a written examination on the history and meaning of the First Amendment, students at the University of Rhode Island (URI) are learning firsthand about censorship and government disregard for civil liberties. On Wednesday, under a great deal of pressure from URI administrators, civil rights activists and the Constitution, the URI Student Senate voted to defeat a measure that would have derecognized the URI chapter of the College Republicans...

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