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Richard Spencer, University of Florida

October 2017
University of Florida

Richard Spencer’s speech at the Phillips Center on the University of Florida campus caused protests, leading the Governor to declare a state of emergency. The University’s President decried Spencer’s message as “hate speech,” but noted that the University was powerless to prevent Spencer’s engagement at the Phillips Center.

Keister v. Bell

January 2017
The University of Alabama

Traveling minister was stopped from preaching on a sidewalk adjacent to the University of Alabama by campus police because he did not have the required permit.