With Speech Codes Falling, Appeals Court Reopens Major First Amendment Case

January 15, 2015

By Jason Barnes at The College Fix

2015 is off to a promising start for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, following a year of progress in paring back campus speech codes.

A student originally represented by the civil-liberties group has finally won his right to a First Amendment trial against the college president who got him kicked out of school – for posting a collage on Facebook.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Ronald Zaccari, president of Valdosta State University in Georgia, can be personally sued for retaliating against Hayden Barnes all the way back in 2007...

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