ACLU of Oklahoma: '[I]t is difficult to imagine a situation in which a court would side with the [University of Oklahoma] on this matter'

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An excerpt from today's ACLU of Oklahoma's statement on the University of Oklahoma expulsions:

As a state-run institution of higher education, the University of Oklahoma must also respect First Amendment principles that are central to the mission of every university. Any sanction imposed on students for their speech must therefore be consistent with the First Amendment and not merely a punishment for vile and reprehensible speech; courts have consistently and rightly ruled as such. Absent information that is not at our disposal, it is difficult to imagine a situation in which a court would side with the university on this matter.

Sounds right to me.

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