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University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment




Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, listens to a speaker during a discussion at The University of California Washington Center on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, listens to a speaker during a discussion at The University of California Washington Center on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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As debates rage on college campuses over free speech and hate speech, the UC is launching a new center to study the 1st Amendment.

The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement will be based in Washington D.C. and will feature some of the country’s most respected 1st Amendment scholars on its advisory board, including UC Berkeley Law School’s Erwin Chemerinsky and the University of Chicago Law School’s Geoffrey R. Stone.

Larry speaks with UC President Janet Napolitano and civil liberties lawyer Stephen Rohde about the new center.

Guests:

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California

Stephen Rohde, civil liberties lawyer and author of “Webster’s New World American Words of Freedom” (Webster’s New World, 2001); past president of ACLU Southern California