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Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill


Added 08-22-19 08:38:01am EST - “"This bill affirms the ability to engage in the free exchange of ideas without the fear of intimidation or disruption."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“This bill affirms the ability to engage in the free exchange of ideas without the fear of intimidation or disruption.”

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin will soon introduce a bill that will allow the University of Wisconsin to punish students who aggressively disrupt speakers on campus in an effort to “ensure free speech on UW campuses.”

The Campus Free Speech Act defines disruptions as those who engage “in violent or other disorderly conduct that materially and substantially disrupts the free expression of others,” according to a copy of the legislation obtained by The College Fix.

State Sen. Chris Kapenga, a Republican, authored the bill, saying in a statement “freedom of speech leads to freedom of thought, but all too often universities are teaching students what to think instead of how to think.”

“This bill affirms the ability to engage in the free exchange of ideas without the fear of intimidation or disruption.”

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