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Free Speech At Private Universities: Protected Or Not?

Law360, New York (May 2, 2017, 11:15 AM EDT) -- Free speech on college campuses has garnered a growing amount of press. In a recent Law360 article, we explored student speech codes at public universities and their constitutionality under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Here, we explore free speech issues involving students at private universities.

Although the First Amendment prohibits the government from infringing on free speech rights, it does not prevent private persons or entities from doing so.[1] Thus, while the First Amendment protects free speech at public universities, it generally does...
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