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The Best Short Argument Against Speech Zones

Sometimes lawyers say in thousands of words what undergraduate communications majors say better in three paragraphs. Here is Southern Utah University senior Jeffrey Wilbur on his university’s effort to impose speech zones:

In light of SUU officials plan to designate “Free Speech Zones” on campus, I thought I’d offer my assistance. Grab a map. OK, ready?
All right, you see that big area between Canada and Mexico, surrounded by lots of blue ink on the East and West? You see it?
There’s your bloody Free Speech Zone.

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