First Amendment lawyer: ‘I think the country is breaking up’
Nov. 2, 2017
A string of canceled speakers on university campuses has reignited the debate what should be protected as free speech on a college campus.
First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams says circumstances now are different from in the past. Previously, the debate centered around school administrations limiting speech, but now the issue is with students. According to Abrams, student bodies protesting and rejecting speakers on campus is “a sort of on-the-ground suppression of speech.”