BY KENNETH L. MARCUS
CUNY Baruch College School of Public Affairs
Much of the rhetoric, and some of the legal argument, surrounding university campus harassment – and especially campus anti-Semitism – consists of FirstAmendment opportunism. That is to say, it consists of agenda-driven efforts, varying in degree of success, to change the topic from harassment to speech in a context in which the First Amendment is arguably inapplicable. These efforts are fraught with social, political and legal significance, as they mark a struggle to shift the boundaries of constitutional discourse in a way that could increase some protections while decreasing others.
Posted on April 23, 2008 by rabbiyonah