Louisiana University has Restrictive Free Speech Code of Only Speaking You Mind for Two Hours a Week

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

This sounds outrageous, but it’s apparently true at Northwestern State University in Louisiana:

The school earned the uncoveted “Speech Code of the Month” from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which just downgraded Northwestern State to its worst speech rating for some provisions in its new “assembly and demonstrations” policy:

First, the policy requires students to “[a]pply at least 24–48 hours or more” before holding a demonstration or other public assembly. Next, the policy limits expressive activities to “one, 2-hour time period every 7 days, commencing on Monday.” Finally, expressive activities are limited to just three spots on campus: Student Union Plaza, Prather Coliseum East Parking Lot, and the “Green Space between CAPA and Varnado Hall.”