These are the primary points of the letter:
1. California law does not allow the college to declare most of the
campus off-limits to free speech.
2. California law does not authorize a prior restraint on college student
3. The First Amendment narrowly circumscribes the college’s right to
require an advance permit for speech or assembly.
a. The policy may not delegate excessive discretion and must
contain a mandatory deadline for issuing a permit.
b. A permit requirement for small groups is an invalid prior
c. Any permit requirement must contain an exception for
4. The college unconstitutionally restricts protected speech.
For the full details, citations, and references to case law, please see the full letter.
And remember the free speech rally coming up this Friday the 13th! (see previous post)