Court dismisses former college radio host’s lawsuit

October 6, 2005

A Superior Court in Los Angeles dismissed a former college radio host's lawsuit, which claimed that his First Amendment rights were violated when school officials fired him for content he aired.

The court ruled Aug. 1 that California's Leonard Law, which gives students at private colleges some of the same First Amendment protections enjoyed by students at public schools, can only be used by students who are enrolled in school at the time they file a lawsuit...

Schools: Occidental College Cases: Occidental College: Use of Harassment Charges to Suppress Protected Speech