Va. College 'free-speech Zones' Latest to Fall

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 01:02 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia.

The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by a Thomas Nelson Community College student who was barred from preaching on campus. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while a new policy and settlement details are negotiated.

Judicial history and recent legislative developments suggested student Christian Parks had a good chance of prevailing. Over the last dozen years, several similar policies establishing restrictive speech zones at public colleges have been invalidated by courts or changed by officials to settle First Amendment complaints.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

'Lawn-Mowing' Goats Helping to Prevent Wildfires in California

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 12:42 PM

Five hundred goats are turning into "eco-friendly lawn mowers" for a month to prevent wildfires in the hills outside a n . . .

Temple University Scraps SAT Requirement for New Students

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 11:31 AM

Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized . . .

Conference Committee Approves $17B VA Health Bill

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 11:28 AM

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Ve . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved