Student stopped from handing out Constitutions on Constitution Day sues

October 10, 2013

by Tal Kopan at POLITICO

A college student who was prevented by his school from passing out free copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day is suing, claiming his First Amendment free speech rights were violated.

On Sept. 17, Robert Van Tuinen was passing out copies of the Constitution in honor of Constitution Day at Modesto Junior College in California when he was asked to stop. Officials told Van Tuinen that if he wanted to pass out literature, he could only do so in a designated "free speech zone" on campus and under college policies would be required to get permission in advance...

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