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Bias Response Teams Report Difficulty Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/19/2017 at 1:30pm

The very idea of bias response teams is an affront to free speech. Why is anyone surprised?

Campus Reform reports:

STUDY: Free speech, inclusivity are ‘conflicting interests’

A new study reveals that bias response team administrators struggle to do their jobs while still respecting students’ First Amendment rights.

University of North Carolina-Charlotte professor Ryan Miller,...

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Speaking at Vassar on October 25: “Hate Speech” is still Free Speech, even after Charlottesville

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:15pm 10/17/2017 at 8:15pm
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We frequently cover issues related to free speech on campus, including shut-downs, shout-downs, disruptions, threats and violence.

There is a long history to this problem, and it first showed itself in attacks on Israeli, pro-Israel and Jewish speakers, as I documented in 

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Trump Supporters Disrupt Event by Heckling California Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:30am 10/16/2017 at 8:30am
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was giving a talk with questions and answers at Whittier College. Trump supporters who were easily identifiable in the audience loudly heckled throughout the session which was ultimately cut short.

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New Policy at UNC Would Allow Expulsion of Free Speech Disruptors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:09pm 10/15/2017 at 2:09pm

This is long overdue and should be adopted by other schools.

The College Fix reports:

New UNC policy would permit the expulsion of free speech disruptors

A new policy under consideration by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors would permit the expulsi...

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All is proceeding as dreaded

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00pm 10/14/2017 at 8:00pm

My recent DREAD-ful blog anniversary post had a good response in the comment section, and also generated numerous emails. I appreciate the feedback and support, it truly lifted my spirits.

So let me clarify that, to the extent some people read into my post an intent to close down Legal Insurrection, that...

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Princeton Student: Conservatives Don’t Really Believe in Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:30am 10/14/2017 at 11:30am
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Ryan Born, the student who wrote this op-ed for The Princetonian, doesn’t even seem to believe that free speech applies to conservatives.

Speech is free

It seems that, nowadays, cries for “free speech” ring from campus to campus. The term has become quite famous and quite popular. Perhaps it owes its popularity to...

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Student Protesters Disrupt Charles Murray Speech at U. Michigan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/12/2017 at 4:00pm
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The College Republicans at the University of Michigan invited sociologist and author Charles Murray to speak, but the event was disrupted by student protesters using the same unfair criticisms of Murray heard on other campuses.

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Protesters at TSU Law School Shout Down Congressman at Conservative Student Event

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00am 10/11/2017 at 10:00am
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The Federalist Society at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law invited Republican State Rep. Briscoe Cain to speak about his experiences in the Texas legislature. Unfortunately, a group of protesters took it upon themselves to decide Briscoe shouldn’t be allowed to speak.

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Reem’s Oakland Bakery Drops Lawsuit to Silence Protests Against Mural of Terrorist Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:19pm 10/10/2017 at 10:19pm

Reem’s bakery in Oakland, CA, prominently displays a full-wall mural of Rasmea Odeh, who recently was deported for immigration fraud.

Rasmea is the former military member of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew...

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Academic Antifa: Journal Removes Colonialism Article After “Credible Threats of Personal Violence”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:05pm 10/10/2017 at 1:05pm
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In August 2017, Professor Bruce Gilley of Portland State University published “The Case for Colonialism” (original link removed, article available here) in Third World Quarterly.

This is the article’s abstract:

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U. Oregon Students Shut Down Speech by University President

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:30am 10/10/2017 at 8:30am

University of Oregon President Michael Schill was supposed to deliver a speech last week about a $50 million dollar gift to the school. Before he could even take the stage, the event was taken over by student protesters.

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Student Describing Himself as ‘Karl Marx’ Stabs Campus Group’s Free Speech Ball

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:30am 10/10/2017 at 7:30am

We’ve reached the point where the left sees free speech as a bad thing. Young Americans for Liberty were circulating a ‘free speech ball’ at UC San Diego and a student who had signed his name ‘Karl Marx’ stabbed it.

The College Fix reports:

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U. Wisconsin Will Now Punish Students Who Shut Down Speeches

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:30am 10/9/2017 at 10:30am
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It’s about time a school did this. Hopefully, it’s the beginning of a trend.

The Associated Press reports:

University of Wisconsin approves protest punishment policy

University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy Friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all...

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Will Katie Pavlich at UW Madison be the Next Berkeley?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:30am 10/6/2017 at 8:30am
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FOX News contributor Katie Pavlich is scheduled to give a talk at the University of Wisconsin Madison next week on the Second Amendment. The event is being hosted by the Young America’s Foundation and it is already hitting roadblocks.

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Trump Administration Joins Battle Against Restricting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/27/2017 at 7:30pm
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This is great news. The whole concept of free speech zones is antithetical to academia.

The College Fix reports:

Trump administration joins legal fight against campus speech zones

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Georgetown Law School Faculty, Students Protest Sessions Free Speech Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/26/2017 at 2:30pm

So it looks like the left has embraced the idea of using #TakeAKnee to show its opposition to President Donald Trump and his administration without taking into account the perception it gives.

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Berkeley Student Blasts School for Protecting Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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This student was apparently appalled that Ben Shapiro was allowed to speak on campus.

Campus Reform reports:

Student op-ed blasts Berkeley for protecting free speech

A member of the Black Student Union at the University of California-Berkeley recently penned an op-ed complaining that she felt “violated” by Ben Shapiro’s appearance on campus.

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