Cases

Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher

Summary

The Students for Life chapter at California State University, Fresno, received permission to chalk pro-life messages around campus in May 2017. But a professor and several students from his class erased the messages. The professor claimed that they had no right to speak outside the speech zone (which does not exist on the campus) and that he had the right to erase their messages. He also proclaimed that “college campuses are not free speech areas.” The incident was capture on video. The litigation is on-going.

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Details

Institution: California State University, Fresno

Location: Fresno, CA

Topic: Speech Zone

Intervention: Litigation

Outcome: Pending

FREE SPEECH IN DIVIDED TIMES: THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION?