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We Don’t Pretend This is Over’: After Charlottesville, Colleges Expect Trouble

8.29.17

With the white nationalist movement on the rise, universities must decide whether they will allow such rallies in the honor of free speech, or ban them for the safety of the student body population. In the article, "We Don’t Pretend This is Over’: After Charlottesville, Colleges Expect Trouble," featured in The Washington Post, Partner Scott Schneider provides commentary on the legal ramifications of banning such an event.

Whether these university decisions could withstand legal challenges is unclear. But some lawyers said the events in Charlottesville may at least temporarily give universities more solid ground to deny Spencer a venue, since they can argue that they have reason to fear similar violence. “It opened up the door for public campuses to say no,” said Schneider.

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