Public colleges and academic freedom

A glance at the current issue of The Journal of College and University Law: Public colleges and academic freedom

The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled that public colleges have a First Amendment right to academic freedom, but some lower courts have mistakenly acted as though it had, says Richard H. Hiers, an affiliate professor of law emeritus at the University of Florida.

The language that crept into the relevant cases, he writes, comes from a book written by two South