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Students Sue UH Hilo for Prohibiting Them From Distributing Constitution on Campus

·By civilbeat

Two University of Hawaii at Hilo students are suing the school for allegedly violating their First Amendment rights when a UH official told them they couldn’t distribute copies of the Constitution at an outdoor event on campus. 

The complaint was filed in federal court yesterday. 

The students, Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, are members of Young Americans for Liberty and were handing out the documents on behalf of the group. 

The school official told the students that campus policy limits such activity to a so-called free-speech zone, which according to the lawsuit is a .3-acre