Saturday, February 06, 2016

Abridging Free Speech While Claiming To Protect It

"Free speech zones" are so obviously unconstitutional that universities aren't planting their streamers on that particular totalitarian hill anymore.  No, now they're trying "bias response teams":
Universities are playing a dangerous constitutional game. They’re trying to deter speech they don’t like while avoiding creating policies or procedures that are plainly unconstitutional. As a result, they often do is create a “process-is-punishment” mechanism that subjects offending students to intrusive and humiliating investigations all the while claiming to any watching free speech advocates (or federal judges) that they’re not actually prohibiting protected speech, they’re just “investigating complaints.”

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