Free Speech On Campus

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Over the years the ideas of the first amendment has changed, and it has become very controversial. The first amendment has become very controversial in the late 19th century and 20th century around college campuses monitoring how and what students say in today’s generation. In the article “Free Speech on Campus” by CQ Researchers readers are given the information about what the controversies concerning how far free speech extend are, how state and federal courts decided on various cases of free speech, traces of history of academic freedom of universities, and what the issues at stake in colleges hosting academic centers sponsored by authoritarian regimes.
The controversies concerning how far speech extends according to the articles free
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In the case of Keyishian V. Board of Regents. Mr. Harry Keyishian who taught at the time English at the University of New York Buffalo. Harry Keyishian had refused to sign a faith oath to confirm he wasn’t a member of the so called communist party. The outcome was in 1949 Justice William Brennan Jr. said that academic freedom is a prime concern for free speech. It doesn’t authorize laws that would cast an orthodoxy over the classroom and in Sweezy versus New Hampshire in ’57 the court blocked House of Representatives from investigating the political views Mr. Paul Sweezy who was a comrade economist at the University of Harvard. Justice Felix Frankfurter who was a former academic had found that the questioning of Mr. Sweezy was deficient. The outcome was that students and teachers must have the right to inspect to study, look to gain a better understanding or otherwise the end result will be death. Alder versus the Board of Education. Feinberg law doesn’t defy the teachers first amendments rights because when it comes to teaching they have no rights to their jobs according the courts because they work in a precise job forming the future minds of today and their employers have the right to investigate their political beliefs but Justice William Douglas in writing said that academic freedom is the freedom of speech according to the first amendment. It was the first Supreme Court case that clinched the idea of academic

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