Free Speech Now Allowed at Ohio University

Amazing that we even have to run that headline


Ohio University dorms are no longer censoring students' political speech, freeing students to make their voices heard in the final weeks before Election Day. After student Jillyann Burns was ordered to remove a flyer criticizing both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney from her residence hall door, she turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.

"Our society has long recognized that not only does political expression deserve the strongest protections against censorship, but that the college campus is of particular importance to our national dialogue," said FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley. "Thankfully, Ohio University saw the light before doing even more damage to the First Amendment."