Jacob Sullum of Reason's blog Hit & Run takes on the case of Joseph Corlett at Oakland University in an entry titled "When is Quoting Van Halen a Crime?" Sullum provides a rundown of the case, including the fact that Corlett's views on concealed carry on campus were used as evidence against him. Sullum notes, "It's pretty clear that Corlett's journal entries did not amount to sexual harassment. Are they nevertheless a kind of disruptive speech that universities should punish?" He also asks, "[W]hat, if anything, do his views on gun control have to do with it?" An excellent question—and one Oakland has yet to answer.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul sent a letter warning the presidents of colleges and universities in New York promised “aggressive enforcement action” against any institution failing to prohibit and punish speech calling for genocide.