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College, Free Speech and the Constitution

Joe S.
jps7785
Hainesport, NJ
Post #: 184
FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) has already coordinated two lawsuits against public universities as part of the pre-announcement phase of the Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project:

• In October 2013, FIRE coordinated a lawsuit against Modesto Junior College in California, after a security guard and staffer told a student that he couldn’t pass out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day 2013. In February, Modesto Junior College settled the lawsuit for $50,000 and made policy revisions that dismantled the institution’s free speech zone. http://www.thefire.or...­


• In April of this year, FIRE coordinated a lawsuit against the University of Hawaii at Hilo, which similarly told students they couldn’t come out from behind a table to distribute copies of the Constitution and also quarantined free speech to an isolated area of campus that is prone to flooding. The University of Hawaii at Hilo has suspended these policies while the case proceeds. http://www.thefire.or...­

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