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Kavanaugh Support, MAGA Hat Scuffle Spur Campus Speech Suit (3)

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:00 PMUpdated: Dec. 14, 2018, 12:26 AM

The University of Texas is allegedly chilling student speech in violation of the First Amendment, according to a lawsuit spurred by a campus incident involving conservative support for Brett Kavanaugh and a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hat.

The school has “crafted a series of speech codes with numerous vague and overbroad prohibitions on student speech,” Speech First, a nonprofit organization that previously has filed similar cases against other schools, alleged in its complaint.

Those speech codes violate the First and 14th Amendment, the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleges.

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