A Mississippi community college is defending itself against allegations from the DOJ and the Education Dept. that it positions itself as a “police state” and threatens the free speech rights of its students.
In September, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed a lawsuit against Jones College after the school threatened to arrest student members of Young Americans for Liberty for their efforts to initiate a conversation about marijuana legalization on campus.
The campus police stopped the YAL members from tabling to raise awareness about this issue. FIRE sued the school on behalf of YAL and student Michael Brown.