Student sues after university censors nude photographs

November 1, 2005

ALABAMA — The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Troy University in Alabama for a speech code FIRE’s President David French called "incompatible with a free society."

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Blake Dews, a senior art major at Troy's main campus. In the fall of 2003, he designed a photographic display for an assignment about birth, photographing nude models. The artwork did not meet the definition of obscenity under federal or state law, but several photos were taken off display anyway, FIRE’s press release said...

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