Students: The Legislatures React

Among the fruits of this year's campus disorders is a harvest of state laws that student activists might well ponder this summer. Reflecting majority disapproval across the country, the laws will make campus protest far riskier next fall. Some disruptive tactics, in fact, are now legally denned as felonies, with penalties of up to five and even ten years in prison.

In California, the state legislature is digging out from a blizzard of 100 bills, many of them originally introduced for political mileage rather then passage. A legislative committee has winnowed those bills...

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