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Concluded U.S. Courts of Appeals

Hoggard v. Rhodes

Student group files suit against Arkansas State for limiting speech to 1% of campus

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Summary

Arkansas State officials kicked a student and another individual off the patio in front of the Student Union and threatened her with a violation of the student code of conduct simply for setting up a table to promote the campus chapter of Turning Point USA. The lawsuit prompted the state of Arkansas to enact campus free speech legislation known as the FORUM Act, which prohibits such restrictive speech policies. As a result, the university changed the bad policies it relied upon to censor the student, but a federal district court ultimately left no repercussions for university officials for their unconstitutional actions.

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Chris Schandevel
Chris Schandevel
Senior Counsel
Chris Schandevel serves as legal counsel on Alliance Defending Freedom’s Appellate Advocacy Team.
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John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom.