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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.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.
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.