Competing version of campus speech bill would let schools set sanctions

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

The backers of two competing bills aimed at preventing the "heckler's veto" on college campuses disagree on which version is stronger.
But liberal critics are slamming both versions as proposals that would create "safe spaces for racists."
The bills aim to ensure controversial speakers can give speeches on college campuses without being disrupted by protesters. The debate comes a week after conservative commentator Ann Coulter cancelled an appearance at UC-Berkeley due to safety concerns.
Sen. Leah Vukmir's office says the bill she laid out Wednesday includes more legislative oversight to ensu...

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