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Michigan College Settles Lawsuit Over Arrested Students

Michigan College Settles Lawsuit Over Arrested Students
(Gerald Herbert/AP)

By    |   Friday, 26 January 2018 08:16 AM

Kellogg Community College in Michigan has agreed to a $55,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over a student and two activists being arrested for handing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus, Campus Reform reported.

The college said that the group had not properly filed paperwork to be allowed to hand out items on campus, according to the report. The group included a Kellogg student and two activists who were recruiting for the school's Young Americans for Liberty chapter.

The college also agreed to provide "provisional recognition" to the Young Americans for Liberty chapter, Campus Reform reported.

The group included Shelly Gregoire, president of Kellogg's Young Americans for Liberty chapter, Issac Edikauskas, vice president of the Michigan State YAL chapter, and Stanford student Nathan Berning.

"This battle should not have had to be fought, but perhaps now fewer school administrators will try to trample free speech rights on campus," said Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute.

The college adopted in August of 2017 a freedom of expression policy that clarified the school's policies, according to a statement from the college.

"Kellogg Community College is an institute of higher education dedicated to teaching, learning, and academic success," President Mark O'Connell said in the statement.

"Since its inception in 1956, the college has highly regarded and continuously embraced the freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and right to peaceably assemble. As an educational institution and steward of public resources, we are pleased to have this lawsuit resolved and we look forward to continuing our legacy as a marketplace of ideas for years to come," McConnell said.

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Kellogg Community College in Michigan has agreed to a $55,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over a student and two activists being arrested for handing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus, Campus Reform reported.
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