When Modesto Junior College Banned the Constitution

Should you be allowed to hand out copies of the Constitution anywhere and any time you like at a public college? California’s Modesto Junior College didn’t think so. In 2013 its administrators and campus police prevented student Robert Van Tuinen from distributing Constitution pamphlets outside its “free speech zone” and without having requested to do so in advance. Fortunately, our friends at FIRE got involved and Van Tuinen successfully sued MJC. FIRE has just released a video about the incident, and it’s well worth your time: 

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