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The Free Speech MovementReflections on Berkeley in the 1960s$
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Robert Cohen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222212

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001

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Constitutionally Interpreting the FSM Controversy

Constitutionally Interpreting the FSM Controversy

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The Free Speech Movement

Robert Post

University of California Press

This chapter offers an interpretation of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) in the context of the U.S. constitution. It explains that the regulations of the University of California, Berkeley, did not offer any specific guidance on how the university can override First Amendment rights in order to fulfil its responsibilities as an educational institution. It suggests that the legendary struggle of 1964 fundamentally altered the concept of the university, and such political freedoms as we now enjoy derive from that transformation.

Keywords:   FSM, U.S. constitution, university regulations, University of California, Berkeley, First Amendment rights, political freedoms

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