First Test of Florida’s Commitment to Campus Free Speech Looms
Earlier this month, Florida became a leading defender of campus free speech rights. But now, pending legislation threatens to reverse the gains.
A test of Florida’s commitment to campus free speech looms. Yesterday, legislation to address anti-Semitism on campus was sent to the Governor that violates the First Amendment by targeting protected speech related to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The thing about the anti-Semitism bill the Florida legislature passed and sent to governor DeSantis: It's awful. And, if it's signed into law, it will work directly against the free speech principles Florida says it wants to promote in education elsewhere.
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