The Sixth Circuit Pounds Another Nail in the Coffin of the University Speech Code
Excerpt: The day when universities are forced to rediscover their historic role as guardians of open inquiry and debate is coming, whether they like it or not. There was a time, in the recent past, when universities were in the grip of a kind of speech-code fever. Even as recently ten years ago, after a wave of litigation striking down campus speech regulations, the vast majority of American colleges and universities still kept clearly unconstitutional speech codes on the books. They kept losing in court, yet they still couldn’t quit their codes.