Posts Tagged ‘campus protest’

Univ. of Calif. pays to settle seized photographer’s lawsuit

UC Berkeley police also will change procedures, undergo training as part of settlement with photographer arrested at violent protest in 2009.

Judge: Release police names in UC Davis pepper-spraying

Ruling in newspapers’ lawsuit, judge reverses his earlier decision to keep officers’ names secret, finding entire report subject to disclosure under state public-records law.

Judge: U. of Colo. can restrict access to pot rally

Campus administration also spreading stinky fertilizer on quad to discourage marijuana celebration.

Anti-Semitism claims against UC-Berkeley dismissed

Much of the alleged harassment, even if true, would have been protected political speech, says federal judge.

‘Irvine 11’ disruption not an act of free-speech heroism

Students who shouted down Israeli ambassador had ample other opportunities to convey their messages of protest.

Opposing flag-burning with violence trashes freedom

Louisiana State University counter-protest turns ugly, thereby defacing what the American flag stands for.

N.C. State students object to racist graffiti in tunnel

RALEIGH, N.C. — A reappearance of racist graffiti directed at President Barack Obama has protesters at North Carolina State University calling for changes to a part of campus dedicated to anything-goes speech.
Student protesters blocked access overnight to the Free Expression Tunnel, a major pedestrian thoroughfare that connects two parts of the Raleigh campus divided by [...]

Judge: Campus cops illegally searched journalist’s camera

BERKELEY, Calif. — A judge has ruled that the University of California police illegally searched the camera of a photojournalist covering a protest outside the chancellor's campus home, attorneys said yesterday.
Alameda County Superior Judge Yolanda Northridge on June 18 invalidated the search warrant used by UC Berkeley police to review photographs taken by David Morse [...]

Campus Muslim group faces suspension

LOS ANGELES — A University of California, Irvine, disciplinary committee ruled that a Muslim student group should be suspended for at least a year because of a protest that disrupted a talk by Israel's ambassador and led to the arrest of 11 students, according to documents released yesterday.
The letter from a student-affairs disciplinary committee to [...]

Texas students get go-ahead for empty-holster protests

FORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge ruled late last week that Tarrant County College students may wear empty gun holsters in public areas when they protest a ban of concealed weapons on campus this week.
However, they can't wear the holsters in the Fort Worth-area school's classrooms and hallways.
Clayton Smith and John Schwertz filed a [...]

4 protesters acquitted in campus anti-war demonstration

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Tuscaloosa judge has acquitted four people charged by campus police with disorderly conduct for a Feb. 29 anti-war demonstration at the University of Alabama.
In a statement, attorney Allison Neal of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama said District Court Judge Joel Chandler acquitted the four on May 2.
The two-minute demonstration [...]

Cal State system to ‘clarify’ student-conduct code

SAN FRANCISCO — The California State University system has agreed to amend its student conduct code to settle a lawsuit by a conservative Christian legal group which argued that the system's written expectation that students be “civil” was vague and violated students' rights.
“Thousands of students throughout the Cal State system are now more free to [...]

Woman arrested in Bush protest released

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A woman arrested for holding an anti-war poster at Auburn University Montgomery during President Bush's visit last week was released by a city magistrate, who said she was expressing her right to free speech.
The woman was handcuffed by AUM police officer Chris Silvis with help from two state troopers because she refused [...]

Berkeley celebrates Free Speech Movement

BERKELEY, Calif. — Forty years ago, Free Speech Movement protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, were hauled off in handcuffs. Last week, they were welcomed back with open arms.
A rally featuring former Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean was the highlight of a week of events that included lectures and teach-ins commemorating the 1964 protest.
A [...]

Federal judge throws out evangelist’s lawsuit against university

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The civil rights of an Oklahoma evangelist weren’t violated by a University of Arkansas policy that limits how often he can preach on the campus, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren dismissed a lawsuit by Gary Don Bowman of Cherokee County, Okla.
Bowman had claimed in his suit, filed [...]

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