Political Speakers at State Universities: Some Constitutional Considerations

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

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

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., Political Speakers at State Universities: Some Constitutional Considerations (1963). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 111, p. 328, 1963, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-126, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927535

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