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Michigan college arrests kids for handing out Constitutions, whines about being ‘vilified’ when students sue – REASON

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) members were passing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to fellow students at Kellogg Community College (KCC) in Michigan when college officials approached them and ordered them to stop. When the members refused—arguing that the First Amendment protected their actions—they were arrested for violating the school’s policies.

The charges were dropped 10 days later, but KCC students and YAL members Michelle Gregoire and Brandon Withers, along with the rest of the KCC YAL chapter, sued the community college, the Board of Trustees, and a few other administrators for violating their First Amendment rights, as Reason reported earlier this year.

Now the administration is claiming that they are the real victims and have been unfairly vilified by the YAL lawsuit.

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Natalie Le featured in Rare for her free speech advocacy

Natalie Le, a Young Voices Advocate and Student for Liberty organizer, was featured in a piece by Rare for her work on free speech at Harvard.

Campus free speech is an issue constantly making headlines as colleges and universities continue to institute speech codes in the name of tolerance that have the opposite effect—creating more intolerance for diverse ideas.

“Students’ free speech rights are constantly suppressed across American college campuses,” says Students For Liberty’s Natalie Bao Tram Le who has led this fight at Harvard, where she is a student, as well as nationally.

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