Friday, July 10, 2020

Certiorari Granted In College Student Religious Speech Case

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in Uzuegbunam v. Preczwski, (Docket No. 19-968, certiorari granted 7/9/2020). (Order List). The case grows out of a challenge to Georgia Gwinnett College's speech policies that led to a student being stopped from distributing religious literature on campus. Subsequently, the school changed its policies.  The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the change mooted plaintiff's claim for nominal damages. (Full text of 11th Circuit opinion.) Appellants challenge that conclusion. ADF issued a press release on the grant of review.