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War of Words

May 23, 2003

By Beth McMurtrie at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Advocacy group says campus speech codes are unconstitutional; many colleges say their policies are being distorted

A lawsuit filed against Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania last month has rekindled a debate about whether policies designed to protect students from harassment violate the First Amendment.

Two undergraduates, backed by a national campus free-speechadvocacy group, sued the state institution, arguing that its policies governing student conduct are unconstitutionally vague, too broad, and discriminate on the basis of religious and political viewpoints... Download file "War of Words"

Schools: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Cases: Shippensburg University: Speech Code Litigation