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By Neal H. Hutchens
University of Mississippi 

New legislation may make free speech on campus less free


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(THE CONVERSATION) Around the country, state lawmakers have been talking about – and legislating – ways intended to protect free speech on college campuses.

The Wisconsin State Assembly, for example, recently passed a campus speech bill that would require public colleges and universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. The legislation is now heading to the State Senate for consideration.

As a higher education law researcher and campus free speech supporter,...

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