Thursday, September 25, 2003

Lawsuit filed in Cal Poly case 

FIRE has issued a press release announcing they have filed suit for First Amendment rights of Steve Hinkle. FIRE has kept a history of articles about Hinkle's case, which we discussed in July. Cal Poly insists that they support "free, civil and orderly exchange of ideas, values and opinions" on an "open and ordered campus." The money quote from Cal Poly:
Cal Poly offers and supports many venues for freedom of expression, including rallies, impromptu speeches in public areas, and public bulletin boards throughout campus.
Doesn't that seem out of place? Of course it does, but that is in fact what the Hinkle case is about. Apparently they know about chutzpah at Cal Poly.