Political Speakers at State Universities: Some Constitutional Considerations
16 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1963
This article takes issue with an ABA committee’s statement that “no question of the Bill of Rights is involved” when state universities deny guest speakers from the Communist party access to university facilities. This argument relies on principles of equal protection, free speech, and the doctrine of reasonable time, place, and manner.
Keywords: equal protection, free speech, speech restrictions, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment
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