Justice Served: Supreme Court Knocks Lib College Down A Peg
Liberals are making schools hostile environments for conservatives, which is sad because these are the institutions that are supposed to be teaching the youth of our nation. But instead of being places of learning, they have into Liberal indoctrinating centers. So of course a Christian student, Chike Uzuegbunam, found himself censored when he dared to spread the good word at Georgia Gwinnett College. Uzuegbunam however didn't take the attack on his free speech sitting down, and went after the college, suing them. And The Supreme Court backed him.
"Chike Uzuegbunam, a Christian student at Georgia Gwinnett College, had sued his school after the college prevented him from preaching the gospel and handing out religious tracts due to its excessive speech codes, which limited free speech to 0.0015 percent of campus. Uzuegbunam sued, demanding an injunction and nominal damages. At first, the school defended its policy and claimed that Uzuegbunam’s preaching “arguably rose to the level of ‘fighting words.'” Then the college reversed, dropping the challenged policies.
Both the district court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that since the college had dropped its restrictions, the case was moot. Yet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ruled that a demand for nominal damages can save a lawsuit from becoming moot.
“For purposes of this appeal, it is undisputed that Uzuegbunam experienced a completed violation of his constitutional rights when respondents enforced their speech policies against him. Because ‘every violation [of a right] imports damage,’ nominal damages can redress Uzuegbunam’s injury even if he cannot or chooses not to quantify that harm in economic terms,” Thomas wrote in the majority opinion for Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski (2021)."
"Officials within our public institutions shouldn’t get a free pass for violating constitutional rights on campus or anywhere else,” Kristen Waggoner, general counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the law firm representing Uzuegbunam, said in a statement."
Justice has been served here. Georgia Gwinnett College should be penalized for censoring Uzuegbunam. Despite what many Libs seem to think, we here in America have free speech, and spreading Christianity is by no means a violation of our 1st amendment. But censoring students because you don't agree with them, is.