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Group Sues College Over Speech Rights

by Candice Williams

A conservative nonprofit student group at Macomb Community College said the institution’s policy of requiring permission for public speech violates their First Amendment rights.

The Turning Point USA chapter is challenging the college’s “Policy on Expressive Activity” in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Detroit, according to Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the organization. Turning Point USA, which has college chapters across the country, said it trains students to “promote the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government.”

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