Board of Regents vs. Southworth

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the arguments the Supreme Court will hear today in a free speech case that challenges the way mandatory student fees are spent at state universities. Several conservative students at the University of Wisconsin filed the case in 1996 because they disagreed with the political views of liberal groups on campus that received a portion of the mandatory student fees. A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the conservative students, and the University of Wisconsin will argue that the Supreme Court should overturn that decision because it violates the 1st Amendment right all students have to express their opinions. The case is called, "Board of Regents vs. Southworth."



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