Skip to comments.Supreme Court decisions could curb campus censorship
Posted on 08/24/2018 9:28:53 AM PDT by jazusamo
Recent First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court could force courts and university administrators to take a closer look at controversial practices that have marginalized certain political views often conservative ones on campus.
Free speech on campus has emerged as a hot debate in recent years, amid a rash of speakers being disinvited or violently protested. These issues are often handled in-house but now, the courts could hold sway.
We should expect college campuses to truly be marketplaces of ideas where students learn to value free speech and open inquiry and take that lesson with them as they become the next generation of judges, legislators, teachers and voters, Casey Mattox, senior fellow for free speech and toleration at the libertarian Charles Koch Institute, told Fox News.
One key ruling could be in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which struck a direct blow to public-employee unions by holding government workers dont have to pay certain fees to labor groups.
But it included a free-speech component that could have a ripple effect on campus.
Liberty Justice Center Senior Fellow Mark Janus on the fallout from the Supreme Court's ruling on union dues. Most public universities require students to pay student activity fees, which in some cases support lopsided politics, according to a report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a campus free speech legal group.
The Supreme Court had rejected a 2000 challenge to such fees, determining a school could require students to pay for the expression of views with which they disagree, as long as the university doesnt engage in viewpoint discrimination when allocating funds. However, the Janus decision more broadly prevents forcing one person to pay for someone elses political expression.
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UC Berkeley arrogantly touts itself as some sort of birthplace of “free speech” when it’s actually the birthplace of maoist politically-correct thought control speech on U.S. soil.
So true, and that’s the rule rather than the exception in universities across the nation.
It's the lack of free speech that is the problem.
When will the liberals start ignoring the SC? Probably when it is solidly conservative. We will learn that the real power is in the state and local governments or something like that. The liberals will never submit to conservative rule, period. Look what happens when they lose a presidential election. They move to nullify it, overturn it. We can not coexist with these people. They are not american at heart.
A "marketplace of ideas"?? What an unheard-of idea among Progressives! The very foundation of Progressive ideology is totalitarian in its demands for group-think and group-speak upon all but the top echelons of power in the Progressive movement!
Progressivism represents the very antithesis of the ideas of liberty underlying America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
The "Higher Education" lobby has amazing power.
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A clever student would say and write what he wants, then sue the state university employee personally for violating his constitutional rights if he is disciplined.
Can we have a back payment for the millions of our dollars that was forceully taken from Conservatives and given to the leftist to wage political war against them over the last 5 decades?
This country has been pushed so far to the left on the backs of money stolen from conservatives by these organizations and by deception thou goverment grants.
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