MJC Given Muzzle Award Over Constitution Incident

April 9, 2014

By Nan Austin at The Modesto Bee

Modesto Junior College has earned the dubious national distinction of a 2014 Jefferson Muzzle award, one of nine instances of what the judges considered egregious attempts to censor free expression.

MJC made the list for denying a student the right to hand out free copies of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. A staff member was caught on videotape saying free speech was available only during a reserved time slot on a small concrete area on the east campus quad...

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