University of California Berkeley

Free Speech on College Campuses, Does It Exist Anymore? Sujit Choudhry Provides An Analysis

Sujit Choudhry UC Berkeley Free Speech

Public colleges and universities are supposed to be places that facilitate the free exchange of ideas. Freedom of speech is a right that is protected by the Constitution, but it's not something that should be taken for granted. It's easy to assume that of all places, college campuses would be bastions of the right to speak freely. These days, however, that's increasingly untrue. The recent violent protests at the University of California at Berkeley are just the most prominent example of the issue; it's popping up everywhere. What's it all about?