Students Filing Suit against University of Hawaii at Hilo Make a Media Splash

By April 28, 2014

Last week, FIRE broke the news that two students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo were suing their school for violating their First Amendment rights. Student-plaintiffs Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone were stopped from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus. The federal lawsuit, coordinated by FIRE and brought by Davis Wright Tremaine, challenges an atrociously tiny free speech zone that covers just 0.26% of the campus.

News of the lawsuit has spread far and wide, even appearing in a Reuters article that appeared in dozens of outlets around the country, including The New York Times. Be sure to check out these outlets for their coverage of the suit:

Be sure to keep following the latest from FIRE about this important free speech lawsuit! You can check out all the details on the case, including court documents, on the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s speech code litigation page.

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