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GRADUATE STUDENT, FREE SPEECH VINDICATED

January 23, 2013

 A New Jersey university has apparently realized it was unconstitutional to suspend a student for posting insults on a social media page.

Joseph Aziz, a Montclair State University graduate student, admits to making snide comments on YouTube regarding the weight of a female student with whom he was having a political argument. During a disciplinary hearing, he also admitted to mentioning the woman's name while joking about the incident on Facebook. He was suspended for a semester and barred from campus...

Schools: Montclair State University Cases: Montclair State University: Student Barred from Campus for Violating Unconstitutional ‘Gag Order’