Where Speech Is Least Free In America

December 17, 2015

By George Leef at Forbes

A good argument can be made nowhere in America is free speech less safe than on private college and university campuses.

On public college and universities, the First Amendment applies, thus giving students, faculty members, and everyone else protection against official censorship or punishment for saying things that some people don’t want said. A splendid example of that was brought to a conclusion earlier this year at Valdosta State University, where the school’s president went on a vendetta against a student who criticized his plans for a new parking structure – and was clobbered in court. (I discussed that case here...

Schools: Colorado College Cases: Colorado College: Student Suspended for Two Years for Joke on Social Media