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Turning Point USA at Arkansas State University v. Rhodes

Court: Appellate Court

Status: Active

Last Updated: 8/31/2020

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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

Legal Counsel

Chris Schandevel serves as legal counsel on Alliance Defending Freedom’s Appellate Advocacy Team.

Tyson Langhofer

Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Academic Freedom

Tyson C. Langhofer serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom.


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