'USA Today' on UC Davis, Pepper Spray, and Free Speech on Campus
October 3, 2012
Over at USA Today College, Jordan Friedman reports on the University of California, Davis incident where student protesters were pepper-sprayed while exercising their First Amendment rights. The students were each awarded $30,000 as a part of a settlement last week. Friedman notes:
[T]he incident at UC-Davis and its implications raise a greater question: What are common restrictions to students' free-speech rights on college campuses, and when are these limits justified?