A bill to police campus speech
Two weeks ago the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, an unquestionably well-intentioned attempt to protect Jewish students on campus. Unfortunately the bill runs afoul of the First Amendment. If passed by the House and signed into law, it would encourage the Education Department to further punish constitutionally protected free speech at colleges and universities.
Originally published: December 15, 2016
Author: Howard Gillman
Institution: University of California at Irvine
Published by: The Wall Street Journal