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Top 5 Campus Free Speech Suits of 2017

by Kelsey Carroll

“I never thought I’d see the day …” is a common response when people learn that free speech on college campuses is an issue entering the courtroom. Indeed, it is shocking to see students struggling to exercise their First Amendment rights, especially at public, taxpayer-funded colleges and universities.

These cases usually begin with an incident in which a student or group of students are exercising their First Amendment rights and are approached by campus police or the school’s administration because they are in violation of campus rules or restricted in some other way.

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