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First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses, Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, April 4, 2017   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the April 4, 2017 hearing on "First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses" held before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Committee on the Judiciary. From the statement of Stanley Kurtz: "The destructive effects of speaker shout downs, meeting takeovers or, say, acts like the destruction of a run of conservative student newspapers, go far beyond their statistical occurrence. A university may host numerous visiting speakers who conform to campus orthodoxies without incident. Yet even a single case in which a visiting speaker who clashes with campus orthodoxies is shouted down sends a powerful signal to students and faculty who would also challenge those orthodoxies to keep silent. And between news reports and social media, silencing incidents on a single campus that draw no disciplinary response have the potential to send a chilling and dangerous message of intimidation across the entire country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stanley Kurtz, Greg Lukianoff, David Hudson, and Ken Klukowski.

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