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November 11, 2002

SOME STUDENTS HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE are pushing for a ban on "racist" speech even though such a ban "technically violates the First Amendment."

Actually, there's nothing "technical" about it. I'm quite disappointed that some students are taking this tack. (I'm even more disappointed that some of them are law students, from the Black Law Students Association, whose faculty advisor I was for a while). I hope that the University will have the good sense not to listen to them. If not, well, then it will deserve the inevitable lawsuits and bad publicity.