August 8, 2008
Legal Experts Weigh Implications of Temple U. Speech Case
Higher-education lawyers who have spent the week parsing Monday's appeals-court ruling in a Temple University free-speech case say the decision may make it harder for colleges to prohibit discrimination and harassment while promoting the open exchange of ideas.
Some lawyers worried that nondiscrimination and antiharassment policies they used to consider legally sound would no longer hold up. The ruling "has cast a shadow over language that up to this point most colleges have