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Some Students at Middlebury College Say They’re Afraid to Disagree

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00pm 6/22/2018 at 12:00pm
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Middlebury is the school where American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray was attacked by an unhinged mob of students shrieking “racist, sexist, KKK!” so it’s no surprise that some students don’t feel comfortable expressing their views.

The College Fix reports:

At college where violence greeted Charles Murray, students say they’re afraid to disagree

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Northeastern Defends Gender Studies Prof Who Wrote ‘Why Can’t We Hate Men?’ Column

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00am 6/22/2018 at 8:00am

Have you noticed that many colleges and universities rediscover their belief in free speech every time a left wing professor says something outrageous?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Northeastern committed to protecting ‘controversial ideas’ after professor asks, ‘Why can’t we hate men?’

After a professor took to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post to...

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Gettysburg College Adopts New ‘Freedom of Expression’ Policy to Protect Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00am 6/21/2018 at 8:00am

The new policy is being likened to the University of Chicago’s commitment to free speech.

The FIRE blog reports:

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College Students Fighting for Free Speech Find an Ally in the Trump Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9:30am 6/17/2018 at 9:30am

The battle for free speech on campus has been brewing for years. We finally have an administration which is willing to fight.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

College Students Suing Over Free Speech Get a Powerful Ally: The Trump Administration

The Trump administration is using its legal muscle to aid college students who say...

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Senator Tim Scott Concerned About Free Speech Issues and Anti-Semitism in Higher Ed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00am 6/15/2018 at 8:00am

It’s great to see elected officials paying attention to these issues. Tim Scott is great and his concern is obviously genuine.

The Washington Examiner reports:

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SCOTUS: Minnesota can’t tread on voters’ t-shirts through “political” apparel ban at polling places

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/14/2018 at 9:00pm
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The Supreme Court, in the case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, ruled that a Minnesota law that banned “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” at polling places on Election Day was unconstitutional.

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DOJ files in support of lawsuit against U. Michigan over Bias Response Team

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/12/2018 at 5:00pm

In early May 2018, we covered a lawsuit brought by a new group called Speech First challenging U. Michigan’s Bias Response Teams, Lawsuit: U. Michigan speech code and Bias Response Team “profoundly chill free speech and open discourse”:

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Justice Department Backs Lawsuit Against U. Michigan Over Speech Codes

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00am 6/12/2018 at 10:00am

The Justice Department seems to be taking on a greater role in the battle for free speech on college campuses, which is great.

Campus Reform reports:

DOJ backs free speech watchdog in lawsuit against UMich

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit challenging the University of Michigan’s...

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Jeff Sessions Reaffirms Trump Admin’s Support for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8:00am 6/8/2018 at 8:00am
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Jeff Sessions recently wrote an article for USA Today which was all about defending free speech on campus. Good for him. Take a look:

Free speech on college campuses is making a comeback

This commencement season, millions of families across America will celebrate the success of a new college graduate and millions more...

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Spontaneous Free Speech Restricted by Policy at Coastal Carolina University

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8:00am 6/6/2018 at 8:00am

The school says it supports free speech but requires planning and filing the appropriate paperwork to enjoy it.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Code Yellow: Coastal Carolina University restricts spontaneous free speech

Coastal Carolina University, a public college in Conway, S.C., holds a yellow light rating, according...

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UK: Court-ordered News Blackout Lifted in Tommy Robinson Case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/29/2018 at 5:00pm
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Very often happy to be an American, especially with things like this happening across the pond.

Sunday, Fuzzy Slippers blogged about the Tommy Robinson case. Robinson, an activist, “was arrested Friday while filming alleged child sex grooming gang members entering court for trial,” Fuzzy blogged.
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Book Review: Anti-Zionism on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/28/2018 at 6:00pm
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The demonization and delegitimization of Israel and bigotry directed toward Jewish faculty, staff, and students is increasing at dramatic rates on university and college campuses.

In these supposedly intellectual spaces, virulently anti-Israel “scholars” and student-activists connected to, and supportive of, the global BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement regularly:

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UK Judge Orders News Blackout Following Arrest Of Tommy Robinson For Reporting On Sex Grooming Gang Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 7:41pm 5/27/2018 at 7:41pm
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Tommy Robinson, the outspoken English activist who founded the English Defence League (EDL) only to later leave when it became too extreme, was arrested Friday while filming alleged child sex grooming gang members entering court for trial.

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Activists Tell Congress to Hold Administrators Accountable for Campus Free Speech Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:30am 5/26/2018 at 11:30am

If campus administrators spent more time worrying about basic rights and less time obsessing about diversity, we wouldn’t be having this problem.

The College Fix reports:

Hold administrators accountable for campus free speech crisis, First Amendment advocates tell Congress

College administrators must accept blame for the severe restrictions on free speech seen on campuses...

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Bias Response Team at U. Kentucky Encourages Students to Report Each Other

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00am 5/24/2018 at 10:00am

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is sounding the alarm on this policy.

The College Fix reports:

University of Kentucky bias response team features ‘literal thought police’

The University of Kentucky this month received a dubious award from a campus watchdog group for...

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Federal Court Rules Trump Can’t Block Critics on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:04pm 5/23/2018 at 5:04pm
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What a time to be alive.

A federal judge in New York City ruled Monday that Trump cannot block critics on his personal Twitter account.
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Survey: 88% of Pomona College Students Say Campus Climate Chills Authentic Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00am 5/22/2018 at 10:00am
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Who knew a culture of intimidation and rampant trigger warnings would cause people to keep their mouth’s shut for fear of offending others or worse, retribution?

SPOILER: Free speech advocates everywhere. That’s who.

But I digress. The Washington Times has the story:

The vast majority of students at Pomona College say the campus...

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