by Zach Adams
This year the Colorado legislature, with broad bipartisan support, banned publicly funded colleges from stifling their students’ right to free speech and assembly. The new law addresses a serious problem that has plagued Colorado.
Under the new law, colleges may not punish students because of their expression. “Expression” is defined as “verbal or written … communication of ideas … public assembly, protests, speaking … holding signs, circulating petitions, distributing written materials, or voter registration activities.” Colleges can no longer restrict free speech to a particular area. Nor may schools unreasonably restrict the time, place and manner of speech activities.
Read the whole article originally published in The Hill on August 28, 2017.