Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tolerance Police reprimanded by court on speech codes

The champions of tolerance and diversity at our university campuses took another hit from a federal appeals court which ruled yesterday that they actually have to be tolerant and allow for diversity. The third circuit court of appeals ruled that Temple University's speech code was unconstitutional.

From the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's press release:
"The Third Circuit's ruling today is a clear and crucial victory for freedom of speech at our nation's public colleges and universities," FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. "The court's decision serves as unequivocal notice to university administrators across the country that the First Amendment still applies on campus. Today's victory demonstrates, yet again, that public universities maintain unconstitutional speech codes at their peril."
Even the ACLU was on the side of the angels on this one.

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