FIRE Attacks Speech Codes


The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has filed a Federal lawsuit against Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania over its outrageous campus speech code. The First Amendment evidently ends at the campus entrance gates.

"Too many colleges and universities attempt to outlaw free speech and expression that does not conform to a specific orthodoxy, and we are challenging that," said Thor Halvorssen, the group's chief executive officer in a Associated Press article. "We've done research at hundreds of universities and we're starting with Shippensburg because their speech codes are the worst."

Today Shippensburg; tomorrow America's other 4,070 insitutions of higher education.