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Campus Safe Spaces for Free Speech? Why Not!

State universities aren't public forums under U.S. law. That's a problem.

A lot to say.

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Tennessee State Representative Martin Daniel stirred up some outrage when he said this week that the First Amendment should give Islamic State the right to recruit on state campuses. He's wrong about the First Amendment, which doesn't prevent bans on coordinated recruitment. But the bill he was defending, which would create designated zones for free speech at state-funded Tennessee universities, isn't such a bad idea.

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