Doug Bonney, legal director of the ACLU of Kansas was recently interviewed by the Topeka Capital-Journal after crude text messages between fraternity members came to light.
"Doug Bonney, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, also said there is little distinction between where the speech occurred, but suggested universities have little room to act. He said universities are “on thin ice” with student speech codes.
“University students have the same rights as any other person in the United States to speak freely. So you can say all kind of horrible and reprehensible things and they are protected by the First Amendment and they are protected as long as they are not defamatory or make a direct threat to a specific individual,” Bonney said."
Read the entire article at the Topeka Capital-Journal from April 17th, 2015.