College Backs Down From Constitution Ban

A lawsuit against a California college over its decision to enforce a “free speech zone” and prohibit a student from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution appears to be on track for a settlement that would revise the school’s policy.

According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a stipulation has been reached in a lawsuit brought against Modesto Junior College.

As WND reported in October, student Robert Van Tuinen filed the complaint after campus police halted his effort to hand out copies of the Constitution in a grassy area by the student center Sept. 17, the anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.

A campus police officer told Van Tuinen he could not pass out any materials without first registering with the student development office.

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