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New Ohio law bans free speech zones, viewpoint-based security fees at public universities

New Ohio law bans free speech zones, viewpoint-based security fees at public universities
Senate Democrats loved it, House Democrats hated it.

p p Senate Democrats loved it, House Democrats hated it The ACLU and American Association of University Professors opposed it, but Ohio Gov.Six House Democrats crossed the aisle to support the bill, and every “no” vote was a Democrat.But House Democrats claimed it would only benefit right-wing speech, ignoring the fact that the bill language is content-neutral and also revokes longstanding unconstitutional statutory language against communists.Niraj Antani noted that Senate Democrats unanimously supported the bill, and suggested that House Democrats opposed it simply “because it’s Republican-sponsored,” Democratic Rep.

Ohio is the latest state to ban so-called free speech zones at public universities, which cordon off student speech to tiny, out-of-the-way areas that may also require reservations or prior approval to use.Ohio is the 18th state to ban free speech zones, according to FIRE.

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