Victory for Freedom of Speech at Northern Arizona University: Charges Dropped for Students Passing Out American Flags for 9/11

By on September 15, 2011

Northern Arizona University (NAU) has dropped disciplinary charges against two students who were distributing small American flags in the student union to commemorate the September 11 terrorist attacks. After no fewer than four administrators told the students that NAU policy prohibited their expression without a permit, the students came to FIRE for help. While charges have been dropped, NAU’s campus has been wracked with controversy over the incident, and the university president has called for an open discussion on the issue to coincide with tomorrow’s observance of Constitution Day. Read more about this outrageous case and about academia’s terrible record in dealing with student and faculty reaction to 9/11 in The Daily Caller.

Schools: Northern Arizona University