Our friend, David French of the Alliance Defense Fund, who is speaking at the National Conservative Student Conference in August, has a post today on National Review Online questioning why colleges in the Third Circuit continue to defy the law with their speech codes.
One familiar issue to me is the idea of a "bias-related incident" which is always broadly defined by campus administrators. When I was a student at Ithaca College, the campus newspaper and other freedom-minded students challenged this idea because it violates our right to free speech and allows a committee to decide what can and cannot be said. Fortunately, the committee was abolished in 2005 and changes were made to the speech policy to allow for constitutional freedoms at Ithaca College.
Unfortunately, similar committees and policies exist on campuses around the country that need to be changed to allow for freedom of speech.