MJC student files freedom of speech lawsuit against college

October 10, 2013

by Nan Austin at The Modesto Bee

MODESTO - A Modesto Junior College student has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the school and officials who blocked him from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day.

Videos of MJC student Robert Van Tuinen got more than 153,000 hits on YouTube. The college received more than 500 phone calls and thousands of emails from across the nation regarding the incident, some including hate speech or death threats, officials said...

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