Hard to believe this continues to happen on college campuses — institutions that champion themselves as the marketplace of ideas — but it does. From the folks at FIRE:
Today, Ohio’s Sinclair Community College (SCC) is the target of a First Amendment lawsuit following the college’s brazen violation of students’ First Amendment rights. At an on-campus rally protesting new health coverage mandates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, police officers forced event attendees and participants to put away their handheld signs communicating the protesters’ message, citing the college’s speech code.
“Sinclair Community College’s censorship is so plainly unconstitutional that it’s difficult to understand how campus police and administrators justify it even to themselves,” said Robert Shibley, Senior Vice President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which has come to the students’ defense. “Now they’re going to have to try to justify it in court.”
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