Thursday, December 4, 2014

2 Colleges Pay a Combined $160,000 to Settle Free-Speech Lawsuits

The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 3rd, 2014



The University of Hawaii and Citrus College, in California, have settled separate free-speech lawsuits brought by students who were assisted by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to pay $50,000 to two students on the system’s Hilo campus who said they had been forbidden to hand out copies of the Constitution outside a designated free-speech zone, according to a statement on the system’s website. The system has also changed its free-speech policy in response to the lawsuit.
The Citrus Community College District will pay one student $110,000, the district said in a statement. Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle said he wasn’t allowed to leave a designated free-speech zone to collect signatures on a petition.


The University of Hawaii and Citrus College, in California, have settled separate free-speech lawsuits brought by students who were assisted by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to pay $50,000 to two students on the system’s Hilo campus who said they had been forbidden to hand out copies of the Constitution outside a designated free-speech zone, according to a statement on the system’s website. The system has also changed its free-speech policy in response to the lawsuit.
The Citrus Community College District will pay one student $110,000, the district said in a statement. Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle said he wasn’t allowed to leave a designated free-speech zone to collect signatures on a petition.
- See more at: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-hawaii-pays-students-50000-as-part-of-settlement-of-free-speech-suit/90583#sthash.EUNWqHBk.dpuf
The University of Hawaii and Citrus College, in California, have settled separate free-speech lawsuits brought by students who were assisted by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The University of Hawaii has agreed to pay $50,000 to two students on the system’s Hilo campus who said they had been forbidden to hand out copies of the Constitution outside a designated free-speech zone, according to a statement on the system’s website. The system has also changed its free-speech policy in response to the lawsuit.
The Citrus Community College District will pay one student $110,000, the district said in a statement. Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle said he wasn’t allowed to leave a designated free-speech zone to collect signatures on a petition.
- See more at: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-hawaii-pays-students-50000-as-part-of-settlement-of-free-speech-suit/90583#sthash.EUNWqHBk.dpuf

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