The Department of Justice and Education Secretary Betsy Devos have accused a Mississippi community college of behaving like a “police state” and infringing on the free speech rights of students.
Back in September, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed a lawsuit against Jones College after the school threatened to arrest student members of Young Americans for Liberty for their marijuana legalization advocacy on campus.
Campus police originally kept YAL members from tabling to promote this issue. FIRE decided to represent YAL and student Michael Brown in a lawsuit against the school.
The Department of Justice also stepped in to give its take on the matter, releasing a statement insisting that “College campuses should not be mini police states.”
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