Victory: Missouri Governor Bans Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

July 16, 2015

By Elizabeth Hayes at Young Americans for Liberty

On July 14, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 93 into law, including the Campus Free Expression Act (CAFE Act) which prohibits public colleges and universities from restricting student speech to "free speech zones."

The CAFE Act received overwhelmingly bipartisan support in the Missouri Senate, passing with a 34-0 vote in May, and was officially signed into law by Governor Nixon yesterday. Missouri is the second state to ban free speech zones, following Virginia's lead, which banned the restrictive zones at all public colleges in April 2014...