The new chancellor of the University of California – Berkeley announced on Tuesday her intention to make it “Free Speech Year” at a school that has previously seen violence erupt when controversial speakers were invited to campus.
A North Carolina paper has called on a private college to institute free speech reforms by “purging its problematic policies” from the student handbook, following the passage earlier this month of a bill protecting First Amendment rights at the state’s public universities.
Comedian Chelsea Handler late Sunday night tweeted her support for laws against people “who think racism is funny.”
Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) recently claimed that her First Amendment rights are “different” than those for other Americans.
A student who was told by a campus police officer he needed permission to speak to students and gather signatures for his libertarian group on campus has been victorious and the university has revised its unconstitutional policy.
A student filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Los Angeles Community College District after he was banned from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution freely on campus and told he could only distribute them at the campus “free speech” zone.