The First Amendment bars government from picking ideological winners and losers, silencing one side of a debate to spare the feelings of the other, and compelling people to conform their speech to a worldview antithetical to their own as they go about their daily social interactions. Speech codes policing students’ political views are an especially pernicious form of viewpoint-based censorship and compulsion, no more appropriate in grade school than in graduate school.

Read the full amicus brief here.

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