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  •  Yes, pretty normal. (2+ / 0-)
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    misslegalbeagle, Eyesbright

    We had, and continue to have them.

    Used to have a free speech zone, but:

    UP [University Police] spokesperson Lt. Chris Daniel said that because USF [University of South Florida] is a public institution, unless someone is causing a “safety issue, disrupting the educational process or blocking access to a building or sidewalk,” they are protected by the First Amendment to speak as they please.

    Winter, he said, tends to see an increase of preachers on campus “as they come down from snowy areas to stay warm and preach.”

    Creating free speech zones, he said, has been found largely unconstitutional. The whole campus is considered a free speech zone. [emphasis added]

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