Federal judge – Yale University trampling on First Amendment protections

A federal judge is chastising Yale University for caving to the demands of hypersensitive students, and he is warning that the elite school is developing a habit of trampling on First Amendment protections.

The judge said “In the fight against incivility, university officials too easily morph into monitors of acceptable speech—and, ultimately, into the unhappy role of ‘Civility Police.’”

“What is at stake here is whether Yale will remain a great university,” he said, and added that it wasn’t too late for Yale, so long as the campus reaffirmed its commitment to the “bedrock principles of freedom of expression.”

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