A win for free speech in suit against California school

May 06, 2004

Cal Poly admits 1st Amendment protects flier minorities found offensive

Washington, D.C. — In a win for the free speech rights of students, California Polytechnic State University has conceded to the demands of a First Amendment lawsuit by one of its students. The student, Steven Hinkle, was found guilty of “disruption”

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California university student settles free-speech lawsuit

May 06, 2004

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.

By Staff Writer

Associated Press, May 6, 2004

A student who claims he was punished for posting a political flier has settled a free-speech lawsuit against California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Under the agreement reached this week with the school’s board of trustees, the university will expunge its

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