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Debate On Free Speech Protections and UNL Law School Dominate Wednesday In Legislature


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A bill that would have extended free-speech protections to Nebraska student journalists and their advisers stalled in the Legislature.

 

Sen. Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, introduced the bill following numerous incidents where Nebraska high school administrators censored student newspaper articles they deemed too controversial or unflattering. 

 

Lawmakers voted 30-17 to overcome a filibuster by opponents, but needed 33 “yes” votes. 

 

Also during debate yesterday, Senator Mike Groene of North Platte started making instant social media headlines after he called out the University of Nebraska’s law school. 

 

The legislature is officially two thirds of the way through the 2021 session 

 

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