January 15, 2009
Group Tells Public-College Presidents They May Be Personally Liable for Speech Codes
A group that advocates free speech on campuses has sent the top officials of 266 public colleges certified letters warning them that they might be sued as individuals if their institutions do not lift certain speech restrictions.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, based in Philadelphia, mailed the letters to college presidents and chancellors in mid-December in an effort to pressure their institutions to alter their speech policies voluntarily. The letters cite