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Tentative resolution reached in free speech lawsuit

October 1, 2003

By Jonathan Montalvo at The Clarion Online

Faced with a recent lawsuit over the campus free speech area regulations, administrators at Citrus College have agreed to a settlement with 20-year-old student activist Chris Stevens.

Under the compromise, the college's insurance carrier will pay Stevens' legal fees totally, $24,500. College officials have also agreed to suspend campus regulations on free speech areas and work to formulate a policy conducive to free speech.

Stevens originally filed the lawsuit against Citrus College on May 20. He alleged that college regulations designating free speech areas violated freedom of speech by restricting free speech to only three locations. He argued that his first amendment rights were being infringed upon... Download file "Tentative resolution reached in free speech lawsuit"

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