Supreme Court sides with students in free speech case against Georgia college
The Supreme Court ruled Monday to allow students to sue for monetary damages against a Georgia college that blocked the distribution of religious pamphlets, giving new ammo for campus free-speech lawsuits.
The ruling increases the potential of liability and legal costs for schools if they are found to have infringed students’ First Amendment rights.
The high court held in an 8-1 ruling that the students could sue for nominal damages if the college violated a constitutional right. Nominal damages, sometimes valued as low as $1, are awarded as a form...