First Amendment covers campuses, too

January 22, 2006

News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)

The First Amendment creates a free speech and assembly zone from one end of the United States to the other.

Except at UNCG.

University rules permit outdoor assemblies without prior approval only in two areas on campus. Even then, administrators must be given 48 hours' notice.

Fortunately, that policy is under review -- just in time to prevent a legal challenge. Two students, members of College Libertarians, led a peaceful protest in front of Jackson Library in November and were charged with code-of-conduct violations. The proposed disciplinary actions against seniors Allison Jaynes and Robert Sinnott were dismissed Jan. 13...

Schools: University of North Carolina – Wilmington University of North Carolina – Greensboro University of North Carolina – Pembroke University of North Carolina – Charlotte University of North Carolina School of the Arts Cases: University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Punishment of Free Speech Protestors