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Is Texas A&M Violating The First Amendment?

The university’s decision to cancel a white nationalist rally in September is sparking a discussion about free speech.

Todd Wiseman

Texas A&M University is canceling a white supremacist rally that was set to take place on Sept. 11. The school cited safety concerns after the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The move is prompting legal questions about free speech rights. Is the university violating the First Amendment?

Charles “Rocky” Rhodes, constitutional law professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, lays out the legal issues that could lie ahead for Texas A&M.

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