Speech spots: Limiting speech by location
Two students at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich., are challenging the school’s “free speech zones,” a common policy designed to limit public discourse to often out-of-the-way corners of campus. Brandon Withers and Michelle Gregoire, members of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), filed suit in federal court after campus security officers arrested them for handing out copies of the Constitution. Although the college dropped trespassing charges against the pair, the policies cited for the arrest remain in place, granting “unbridled discretion to college officials” and lacking “any protections against viewpoint discrimination,” the lawsuit states. Attorneys for Alliance Defending Freedom argue Kellogg’s policy, and others like it, are unconstitutional. —B.P.