January 5, 2018

Phoenix—Nebraska is the latest in a growing list of states to consider legislation to restore free speech on college campuses, inspired by a model bill released by the Goldwater Institute. North Carolina enacted similar legislation in August, the University of Wisconsi...

October 17, 2017

This originally appeared in The Daily Signal

The storm of censorship on college campuses continues to swirl around the country.

In just the past two weeks, students in Texas sought to shout down an invited speaker, and Oregon students silenced their own college president...

June 21, 2017

The Journal Sentinel reports that the Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation to help restore free speech on campus:

Lawmakers late Wednesday voted to crack down on University of Wisconsin System students who disrupt other people's speeches and events, pitting one set of...

May 31, 2017

Wisconsin's House Higher Education Committee passed a bill to restore free speech on campus, based on the Goldwater Institute's model legislation. The Wisconsin State Journal reports: 

The Assembly’s higher education committee passed an amended version of a Republican-b...

May 25, 2017

Yesterday, by a margin of 66 to 26, the Louisiana House passed a campus free speech bill closely based on the Goldwater proposal. Stanley Kurtz, who co-authored the Goldwater Institute's model legislation, writes more in National Review:

The disgraceful failure of Middl...

May 2, 2017

The Louisiana House Education Committee today approved a bill to restore free speech at public universities, based on the Goldwater Institute's model legislation. The Advocate reports:

A bill aimed at ensuring free speech on Louisiana campuses, and penalizing students w...

May 1, 2017

California Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced today that she introduced legislation to ensure the First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech is protected and preserved throughout all of California’s college campuses. From her press release:


April 26, 2017

The Charlotte Observer reports on the latest campus free speech legislative action in North Carolina, where the state house passed House Bill 527 by an 88-32 vote:

House Bill 527, dubbed “Restore/preserve campus free speech,” is a mandate for public universities to “ens...

February 7, 2017

North Carolina is moving toward enacting campus free speech legislation based on the Goldwater Institute model, and the effort has a strong supporter in Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. Stanley Kurtz reports in National Review:

North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Fo...

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