College President Paying For Free-Speech Violation 7 Years Later

January 15, 2015

By Bob Kellogg at OneNewsNow

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Georgia student. The case over the violation of the student’s First Amendment rights has already been very costly for a former college president.

Former Voldosta State University student Hayden Barnes has already been awarded $50,000 based on a due process ruling. Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says Barnes was expelled by then college president Ronald Zaccari because of something he posted on Facebook. Barnes’ Facebook comment made fun of Zaccari’s plans to spend student fee money to build two parking garages on campus...

Schools: Valdosta State University Cases: Valdosta State University: Student Expelled for Peacefully Protesting Parking Garages