The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated on Monday a former Valdosta State University student’s claim that he was expelled in 2007 in retaliation for a Facebook post that criticized the institution’s president.
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Student activist’s First Amendment case against Valdosta State president faces key appeals-court showdown
Six years after Thomas Hayden Barnes was tossed out of college without warning for vociferously criticizing a plan to replace campus greenspace with parking garages, his First Amendment claim still awaits a day in court.That day is a bit closer with an argument docketed at the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit U.S.
Judge rules Valdosta State student handbook a binding contract; university appeals
A former Georgia college student’s lawsuit against the administrator who expelled him without a hearing can continue following a state court decision last week that student handbooks can represent contracts between students and their schools.
Ga. college student expelled after criticizing president's plan files suit
Ga. student who protested plans for campus parking garage contesting removal
A Valdosta State University student who was removedfrom campus after the school's president declared him a "clear andpresent danger" will take his appeal to Georgia's Office of StateAdministrative Hearings, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education saidWednesday in a press release.