Category: Due Process
Following in North Carolina’s footsteps, Virginia Delegate Rick Morris has introduced a bill that would grant students facing serious non-academic disciplinary charges the right to be represented by an attorney or other advocate of the student’s choosing.
February 7, 2014
This week, the Virginia General Assembly had an opportunity to pass legislation that would have significantly advanced the cause of university students’ due process rights. The bill, HB 1123, championed by Delegate Rick Morris and former Delegate Mike Watson, was tabled (i.e., set aside for this legislative session) by delegates on the Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education by a vote of 4–2.» Read More
January 15, 2014
Yesterday, we reported on Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter’s bill that would prohibit public colleges in Virginia from misusing “time, place, and manner” restrictions in violation of the First Amendment. Today, we’re happy to bring you news of yet another Virginia bill that would safeguard the rights of students at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education. Following in North Carolina’s footsteps, Delegate Rick Morris has introduced a bill that would grant students facing serious non-academic disciplinary charges the right to be represented by an attorney or other advocate of the student’s choosing. HB 1123 provides, in part: Any student enrolled at a public institution of higher education […]» Read More
January 14, 2014
As Torch readers know, too many public colleges and universities are confused about what it means to regulate the “time, place, and manner” of student and faculty speech on campus, despite the fact that theSupreme Court has explicitly set forth the requirements for such regulations. Recognizing the critical importance of free speech on college campuses, last week Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter introduced a bill to be considered by the Virginia House of Delegates that would explicitly prohibit Virginia’s public universities from misusing the “time, place, and manner” rubric to confine expressive activity to small or remote areas of campus. HB 258 reads: Public institutions of higher […]» Read More