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FIRE at Michigan State University - FIRE
On September 17—Constitution Day—I joined FIRE’s Joe Cohn and Tyler Coward to speak to students and faculty of James Madison College at Michigan State University (MSU) about campus speech codes and what students can do to reform them. Today, The State News, MSU’s campus newspaper, covered the event, relaying a key practical argument in favor of freedom of expression: Legislative and Policy Director Joseph Cohn and [Shelby] Emmett acknowledged the fact that defending freedom of speech can often appear as if they are defending the aggressor. However, Cohn welcomes the idea of certain individuals and groups “self-identifying their bigotry.” This …