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By Representative Mike Hopkins
R - Missoula House District 92 

Working to protect Constitutional rights of college students

Legislative Update - House District 92


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Representative Mike Hopkins, R - HD 92 (406) 531-1775 •

When I was the Business Manager and a Senator with the Associated Students of the University of Montana, we treated all student groups equally even if we had disagreements about their missions. However, during my tenure as a University of Montana (UM) student, I saw a troubling trend of calls for restricting free speech and associations begin to pop up on campuses both nationally and in Montana.

In recent years we have seen free speech restricted to certain zones, harassment of student groups and efforts to cancel speakers on campuses. While these instances are less common on Montana's camp...

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