Guide to the Issues: Free Speech on Campus in Alabama

Dec 11, 2017

Free speech is a constitutionally protected right for all Americans—and those attending colleges and universities are no exception. The Supreme Court has held that “speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” Harmful and threatening speech has no place at an institution of higher learning. Students and faculty alike […]

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