CASETurning Point USA at Grand Valley State University v. The Trustees of Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University in Michigan had a policy that limited speech to two small zones that make up less than 0.03 percent of the campus. University officials told members of the Turning Point USA chapter at the school that they couldn’t talk to other students about the First Amendment and have them write messages on a large beach ball dubbed a “free speech ball” because the members weren’t standing in one of the two zones. Campus police and administrators told the students they would be arrested for trespassing if they didn’t cease their expressive activities.
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Grand Valley State University revises expressive activity policy

Religious Freedom

Grand Valley State University revises expressive activity policy

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer.

Mar 01, 2017 Read More

Take your ‘free speech’ beach ball and go home, Michigan university tells students

Religious Freedom

Take your ‘free speech’ beach ball and go home, Michigan university tells students

Student group files suit over policy that limits free speech to less than 0.03 percent of campus—even speech written on a ball

Dec 08, 2016 Read More
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Stipulation of dismissal Mar 01 2017
Trial Court
Complaint Dec 07 2016

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