Democratic leader wants UT to ignore new free-speech law, ban conservative demonstrations

Sep 12, 2019 by

Useless incendiary protests’ by YCT and TPUSA are ‘making students feel unsafe and unwelcome.

‘Making students feel unsafe and unwelcome’

University leaders in Texas often have to be dragged kicking and screaming to recognize the legal rights of their students, as with the state’s campus-carry law.

But University of Texas leaders seem fine with a new state law that bans so-called free speech zones on public campuses. Who’s really concerned: paternalistic student activists.

The Daily Texan reports that “common outdoor areas” will now be “available to the general public to use for free speech and expression” in order to comply with the new law, signed in June. The new policies are interim and will go before the regents next year for final approval.

A spokesperson told the campus newspaper that those same outdoor spaces “were previously limited public forums” that could only be used by members of the university community and their guests for “expressive activities.” The law changed these to “traditional public forums.”

Source: Democratic leader wants UT to ignore new free-speech law, ban conservative demonstrations | The College Fix

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