Speech Codes and “Twisting Title IX”

By and September 13, 2018

by Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein at Reason

One of the many surprises of working to defend freedom of speech on college campuses over the last 18 years is how frequently harassment rationales have been used to justify clearly unconstitutional campus speech codes — and how little this is known outside of relatively small circles. For example, it’s not uncommon for Greg talk to lawyers who are familiar with the rise of “politically correct speech codes of the late 1980s and early ’90s,” but who are seemingly unaware virtually all of those codes were presented as anti-harassment codes…

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