CASEUzuegbunam v. Preczewski

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Georgia Gwinnett College’s speech policies previously forbid any expression “which disturbs the peace and/or comfort of person(s)” and restricted speech to two tiny speech zones that made up less than 0.0015 percent of campus and were open only 18 hours per week. School officials used the policies to censor a student, Chike Uzuegbunam, from speaking about his Christian faith. Although the college changed its policies after they were challenged in court, two federal courts declined to address whether college officials violated the students’ constitutionally protected freedoms.
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---american-humanist-association.pdf?sfvrsn=10a14fd1_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---catholicvote-org-education-fund.pdf?sfvrsn=629fde61_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education.pdf?sfvrsn=73f93faa_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---foundation-for-moral-law.pdf?sfvrsn=8fb4d00f_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---islam-religious-freedom-action-team-of-the-religious-freedom-institute.pdf?sfvrsn=66067ff7_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---jewish-coalition-for-religious-liberty.pdf?sfvrsn=e9ada172_8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---young-americans-for-liberty.pdf?sfvrsn=546538a8_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---amicus-brief---americans-for-prosperity-foundation.pdf?sfvrsn=e08c4ea3_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---petition-for-writ-of-certiorari.pdf?sfvrsn=a2485a14_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---11th-circuit-en-banc-denial.pdf?sfvrsn=fc41b4b6_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---11th-circuit-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=83e11bca_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---opening-appeal-brief.pdf?sfvrsn=7966ab49_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---notice-of-appeal.pdf?sfvrsn=db1db6bb_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---district-court-dismissal-order.pdf?sfvrsn=ad8283ff_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---united-states'-statement-of-interest.pdf?sfvrsn=10800f61_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/uzuegbunam-v.-preczewski/uzuegbunam-v-preczewski---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=6bf045ea_4
Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - American Humanist Association Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - CatholicVote.org Education Fund Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Foundation for Moral Law Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Islam & Religious Freedom Action Team of the Religious Freedom Institute Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Young Americans for Liberty Mar 04 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief - Americans for Prosperity Foundation Mar 03 2020
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Jan 31 2020
Appellate Court
11th Circuit en banc denial Sep 04 2019
Appellate Court
11th Circuit opinion Jul 01 2019
Appellate Court
Opening brief filed with 11th Circuit Aug 06 2018
Trial Court
Notice of appeal Jun 25 2018
Trial Court
District court dismissal order May 25 2018
Trial Court
United States' Statement of Interest Sep 26 2017
Trial Court
Complaint Dec 19 2016

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