In fact, the academy is no longer a haven for First Amendment absolutists, if it ever was.
Topic: First Amendment
A joint study conducted by Gallup, the Knight Foundation, and other foundations recently surveyed American college students on the First Amendment, otherwise known as the freedom of speech.
Texas Tech University lost an initial decision by an appeals court on whether criticism of the tenure system by a college professor is protected under the First Amendment.
After a female student was expelled from the University of Alabama due to racist remarks in a social media video, the ACLU warned the university that it violated her First Amendment rights.
Adjunct professor Lisa Durden was fired from Essex County College, but not for the reasons that the college claimed.
After the Charlottesville, Virginia protests that resulted in the death of a counter-protester, college administrators are afraid of how to handle controversial speakers on their campuses in 2018.
Some of us become First Amendment absolutists after decades of watching attempts by both the political right and left to find exceptions to it.
The University of Virginia administration pressured the student government to withdraw their objections to a conservative group mission statement in order to approve their application.
And intellectuals in and out of academia don’t like it.
It doesn’t seem to occur to her that there’s a reason it is the First Amendment.