Free Speech Expands At UMass-Amherst

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The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has agreed to expand the time for free speech beyond the lunch hour due to a lawsuit by the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), who were represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Monday evening that they are reversing their ‘free speech zone’ policy,” Kassy Dillon reports on The Daily Wire. “According to a statement released by Alliance Defending Freedom, the organization representing the students suing the university, the Board of Trustees changed its policies that heavily restricted students’ right to free speech.”

“This policy forbid students from holding speeches and rallies anywhere other than the west side of the Student Union between noon and 1 p.m. every day. The zone where students were allowed to practice their first amendment rights makes up less than 1% of campus.”