Campus News

Court battle puts Rhode Island College on the defensive in free speech case

Rhode Island College suffered a setback recently in a long-running court case stemming from a 2005 incident in which the college removed abortion-rights signs that students had posted, the Associated Press reported.

The college initially claimed it did not have to protect free speech because it is not a government agency, but the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education took an opposing view, saying the college is a public institution and as such must protect free speech.

The college’s lawyers promised to unveil more details of their argument as the case continues.