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Michael Barone on ‘Ivory Tower Decay’
A column from well-known political analyst Michael Barone on Monday discusses the sad state of fundamental freedoms on campus today (on the way to making some more conservative political points). Barone praises FIRE for its efforts to document the prevalence of speech codes at America’s colleges and universities, concluding by saying, “It's too bad the rest of America is not paying more attention.” That’s true, and highlights the fact that while FIRE has made a lot of progress, there is still a great deal of work to be done in our fight to restore liberty to academia.
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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?