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#FreeSpeech in the News: May 22, 2017

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news - and what you should know about - this week.

 

The university has a role in serving as a marketplace of ideas and providing space for people to process complex issues. Policing free speech undermines that role.”

Cleveland State’s Policing of Social Media Suppresses Free Speech, ACLU of Ohio

 

“The connection between the ideas we discuss and the goods and services we buy means that even our political and moral principles play some role in shaping our market decisions.”

Why You Need Free Speech To Find The Best Sandwich Or Hotel, The Federalist

 

“This current prohibition on free speech creates a dysfunctional system where off-label drug use is both common and beneficial for patients; but, it is illegal for pharmaceutical companies to speak to the medical professionals who will be prescribing patients their medications about the potential benefits and side effects from off-label use.”

Free Speech Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes, Forbes

 

“We’re not looking to create another group to sponsor Milo [Yiannopoulos] or Ann Coulter… Not that there’s anything wrong with inviting those speakers. But we want to be a more modest group to be a watchdog for free-speech rights, even at private universities, where students still have natural rights and should be aware of them.”

National Student Group Seeks To Bolster Campus Free Speech, National Review

 

"I would submit that the increasing intolerance and suppression of the time-honored tradition of free expression on our campuses jeopardizes the liberties of every American. This should not, and must not be met with silence.”

Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech, Reuters

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