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South Dakota Emerging as a Leader in Protecting Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/25/2019 at 12:00pm

It’s refreshing to see this issue being taken seriously.

Frederick M. Hess writes at National Review:

South Dakota’s Efforts to Protect Speech on Campus Could Be a Model for the Nation

This Wednesday, June 26, the South Dakota Board of Regents will meet to discuss the implementation of one of the nation’s more forceful...

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In NPR interview, Oberlin College President repeats false claim it was “held liable for the speech of its students”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/22/2019 at 8:00pm
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Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar has staked out an aggressive posture in reaction to the massive $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts awarded Gibson’s Bakery and its owners against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

Those verdicts likely will be reduced

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Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces ThinkSpot, A Free Speech Social Media Platform

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00pm 6/17/2019 at 6:00pm
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As reported by Newsbusters, the acclaimed and highly popular Canadian professor Jordan Peterson is going to be launching a social media platform called ThinkSpot.

The pr...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued A Third Time, Ostensibly Over “Gender Transition” Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is once again the target of a lawsuit.  This time, the family-run bakeshop is being sued not by Colorado but by the complainant, Attorney Autumn Scardina, in the dropped suit filed by the state.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Law Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Republicans are making a real effort on this issue lately. Democrats, not so much.

The College Fix reports:

Texas governor signs sweeping new law protecting free speech on college campuses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a sweeping new law that aims to protect free speech on college campuses across the Lone...

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What the media is getting wrong about Gibson’s Bakery libel verdict against Oberlin College

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/10/2019 at 3:00pm

Monday morning, Professor Jacobson joined The Michael Berry Show to discuss the recent verdict, awarding $11 million to Gibson’s Bakery, who sued the college claiming defamation.

During the interview, Professor Jacobson dismembered what’s becoming national media spin — that the case was actually a case about campus free speech. As Jacobson...

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Report: U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Bias Response Team Functions as Speech Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/10/2019 at 12:00pm

Why do institutions of higher learning even have bias response teams? It’s like something out of a dystopian science fiction story.

The College Fix reports:

At University of Illinois, 265...

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U.S. Senators Show Support for Campus Free Speech Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:30am 6/9/2019 at 11:30am

There seems to be a distinct lack of Democrats supporting this. Isn’t that curious?

Campus Reform reports:

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators sponsor campus free speech resolution

Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus...

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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Banning Free Speech Zones From Public College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am 6/8/2019 at 9:30am

Excellent news. Maybe this will become a trend across the country.

The College Fix reports:

Alabama governor signs bill banishing ‘free speech zones’ from public colleges

Alabama has been in the news frequently this year, and its Republican governor has just given it another reason to stand out: It’s the latest state to ban...

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Fear of Offending Others is Chilling Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/2/2019 at 1:30pm

This is what victim culture has brought us. People are afraid to speak freely.

Forbes reports:

New Report: Most College Students Agree that Campus Free Speech is Waning

Too many students feel afraid to speak honestly on campus for fear of offending someone, a new national survey of college students says.

University censorship regimes are...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sued Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Free Speech Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30am 6/1/2019 at 11:30am

The suit was filed by a conservative non-profit organization. Schools need to be held accountable on this issue.

Campus Reform reports:

U Illinois SUED over ‘unconstitutional’ policies

A conservative nonprofit sued the University of Illinois at Urban...

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University Accused of Enforcing Free Speech Rules for Conservatives but not Socialists

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/29/2019 at 12:00pm

This happened at Transylvania University in Kentucky, which is key. Kentucky has been making great strides protecting free speech on campus over the last year.

The College Fix reports:

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Ted Cruz Says Congress Should Not Fund Colleges That Don’t Support Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:30am 5/25/2019 at 9:30am
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Cruz is absolutely right about this. If you want colleges and universities to take this issue seriously, tie it to their funding.

Campus Reform reports:

Cruz: Defund colleges that don’t support free speech

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said during an exclusive Campus Reform interview this week that Congress should not fund universities that discriminate...

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Survey: 41 Percent of College Students Don’t Believe ‘Hate Speech’ Should be Protected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/23/2019 at 12:00pm

The First Amendment exists to protect speech we don’t like. Also, who decides what qualifies as hate speech?

Campus Reform reports:

Disturbing number of students say hate speech is not free speech, report says

A new report has revealed that support of the First Amendment among college students seems to be decreasing, as nearly...

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Administration at Williams College Goes Around Student Government to Recognize Pro-Israel Group

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:00am 5/17/2019 at 9:00am
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A pro-Israel student group at Williams College called ‘Williams Initiative for Israel’ or WIFI, has struggled to gain recognition on campus.

Until now. The student government at the Massachusetts school blocked WIFI, but the administration went around them in order to provide recognition for them.

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DePaul University Faculty Condemns Professor Who Expressed Support for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00am 5/2/2019 at 11:00am
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The Faculty Council at DePaul University passed a resolution condemning professor of philosophy Jason Hill after he wrote an article in The Federalist in support of Israel and condemned Hamas.

Hill wrote that “Israel has the moral right to annex all of the West Bank (even Area C) for a plethora of...

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Free Speech Zones’ From Public Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00am 5/1/2019 at 8:00am

This is great news. Hopefully, other states will follow suit.

The College Fix reports:

Oklahoma governor signs bill to ban ‘free speech zones’ from public campuses

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Monday that bans “free speech zones” on public college campuses and protects the right of campus community members to “spontaneously and contemporaneously...

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