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Montclair State student suspended for online comments is reinstated: report

January 18, 2013

Joseph Aziz, 26, of Weehawken, had made the initial comment about a woman in the comment section of a Youtube.com post in August and was ordered by college officials not to speak about the woman or have contact with her.

When he mentioned the incident on Facebook.com, school officials decided to suspend the graduate student, citing a violation of the no-contact order.

Both Aziz and a civil rights group, Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, believed that Aziz's First Amendment free speech rights had been violated, and the group penned a letter to school President Susan Cole...

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