Heckler's Veto at SUNY Binghamton May Have Violated First Amendment

Eugene Volokh
Volokh Conspiracy, Reason Magazine

Summary: This article includes excerpts from a decision by Judge Lawrence E. Kahn in Young America’s Foundation v. Stenger. The case concerns the State University of New York – Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton)’s refusal to properly protect a lecture conducted by economist and former presidential advisor Dr. Arthur Laffer, who was invited to speak by the school’s College Republicans and YAF organizations. The decision finds that the University Police Department (UPD) allowed protestors to gather right next to the lecture’s venue, and removed Dr. Laffer at the first possible opportunity when progressive hecklers stormed the room.