Free Speech Free-for-All

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Protesters watch a fire during a rally against the scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor on the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Berkeley is where the 1960s free speech movement started and has become a battlefield over partisan speech issues. Frances Dinkelspiel, journalist and co-founder of Berkeleyside, award-winning community news site covering Berkeley, CA, reports on the factions behind the postponement of Ann Coulter's campus speech and the off-campus demonstrations that turned violent. Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago law professor and noted first amendment scholar, argues that even offensive speech should be defended.