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Judge Allows Free Speech Suit to Proceed



A judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by a Pierce College student against the school and the Los Angeles Community College District, alleging policies that restrict student free speech rights to tiny zones are unconstitutional and infringe on First Amendment rights, may go forward, it was announced Thursday. Barred From Passing Out Copies Of The U.S. Constitution

Barred From Passing Out Copies Of The U.S. Constitution

In the March 2017 lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court, plaintiff Kevin Shaw contends the community college in Woodland Hills violated his civil rights when he was barred from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution because he wasn’t in the school’s free speech zone — an outdoor area roughly the size of three parking spaces — and because he hadn’t applied in advance to use it.

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