UW System students who interfere with others’ free speech rights would face sanctions under GOP bill

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

A new Republican bill would require the UW System to adopt a policy on freedom of expression and sanction students who "interfere with the expressive rights of others."
The bill, authored by Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, would require UW campuses to suspend or expel students who violate the policy twice. Kremer said the bill is needed to ensure people on campuses can listen to constitutionally protected speech, no matter how offensive or unpopular it may be.
"It just so happens that right now, it's conservative voices on college campuses who feel that they are being suppressed and censored," ...

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