Thursday Morning: Third Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments in DeJohn v. Temple University

By on April 9, 2008

Tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in DeJohn v. Temple University.

The case involves former Temple graduate student and Pennsylvania National Guard sergeant Christian DeJohn’s facial challenge to Temple University’s former speech code. A federal district court judge issued a permanent injunction against Temple’s former speech code in March 2007, and the Third Circuit will hear Temple’s appeal of that ruling tomorrow.

Last September, FIRE was proud to file an amicus curiae brief with the Third Circuit on behalf of DeJohn, and was joined in doing so by the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Christian Legal Society, Collegefreedom.org, Feminists for Free Expression, the Individual Rights Foundation, Students for Academic Freedom, and the Student Press Law Center. The coalition was represented in the filing by attorney L. Theodore Hoppe, Jr.

FIRE supporters may read about the importance of Christian’s case in his own words here. Tomorrow’s arguments are scheduled for 9:30 AM in the Albert Branson Maris Courtroom on the nineteenth floor of the United States Courthouse located at 601 Market Street in Philadelphia’s Center City.

Schools: Temple University Cases: Temple University: Speech Code Litigation