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House Hearing on Campus Free Speech

The Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and University Campuses” on Tuesday, April 4 at 11:30 AM. I have been invited to appear as a witness. My testimony will focus on the question of why, despite the many public condemnations of campus assaults on free speech, the problem continues to worsen. Following that, I will outline possible solutions, touching on the state-level model legislation offered by the Goldwater proposal, as well as the plan I’ve outlined for conditioning federal funding on the protection of campus free speech.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He can be reached at


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