Listen Kady, if you are going to make claims about the way that colleges allocate and fund their speakers programs, I would like for them to be true.
If you believe that a taxpayer funded entity can break its own rules and discriminate, that’s fine.
What you said is not true right now.
Then the courts will work it out,
Maybe it was true in the 70s, at the school you were at, but there is definitely not a coherent set of laws governing how universities must host speakers today.
Obviously. I never said there were CONSISTENT laws. So, let’s try once more:
- All universities, to my knowledge and in my experience, approve student organizations to operate on campus.
- Once approved, there is a set of guidelines by which these organizations operate. The terms and conditions by which these organizations can invite speakers differs from campus to campus. Obviously.
- The universities are free to set those terms and conditions any way they like, but they must be consistent with the law and the Constitution. If you let organization A have a speaker, you have to let organization B have a speaker.
There is absolutely nothing controversial about any of that, and it is quite obvious.
Is it still in force?
Yes, the 1st Amendment is still in force.