The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has issued its annual report on campus speech codes around the country (see the complete list of over 300 schools and their rating here). They use a three-tiered rating of red, yellow and green lights based upon how draconian or arbitrary a university’s speech codes are. They note that the vast majority of colleges and universities, 2/3 of which are public, punish speech that is, outside the bounds of a campus, clearly protected by the first amendment. Out of 334 schools, 229 of them received a red light rating. Public universities fared worse than private universities, overall. Several Federal district court rulings have declared such policies to be unconstitutional, but because they were not appealed to a higher court, there hasn’t been a wider precedent set.