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Law schools historically have prided themselves as places where a robust exchange of ideas and beliefs about how we govern ourselves is protected. But a polarizing political environment has put that forum to the test. Speakers invited on law campuses have clashed with protestors, leaving law school administrators worried about campus security and about protecting the First Amendment rights of all parties involved. In this Instant Insights, we look at some of those run-ins and how schools are grappling with competing Constitutional rights.

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University of California, Berkeley.

Since February, when violent protests canceled a speech by provocative writer Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, colleges and universities nationwide have faced criticism for caving to opposition by canceling events.

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