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Greg on the New Government Threat to Campus Free Speech in 'The Daily Caller'
FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has an article in The Daily Caller today discussing how the federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' latest guidance for universities, in an April 4 "Dear Colleague" letter, threatens free speech on nearly all of our nation's campuses. As Greg writes, in an effort to crack down on sexual harassment, OCR is giving new teeth to absurdly unconstitutional speech codes that ban things like "innuendo," "flirtation," and "jokes" that any person on campus, no matter how unreasonably, might find offensive.
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Congress should require the government to disclose its communications with social media companies about user speech
Strong legislation is required to assure the American people that government officials are not abusing their power to censor online expression.
Stanford’s Gerald Gunther warned against campus limits on free speech three decades ago — First Amendment News 373
Professor Collins provides insight into the Stanford shoutdown of a federal judge through the example of Stanford Law School’s renowned constitutionalist Gerald Gunther (1927-2002), who predicted the problem that today has engulfed his law school.
SPFI hotline: Does the paper own the copyright?
When a staffer submits an article, photo, or other content to a student publication, who owns the copyright?