the constitution Nearly six years after he was expelled from Valdosta State University (VSU) for peacefully protesting the planned construction of parking garages on campus, former VSU student Hayden Barnes will finally be able to press the merits of his case in court. On January 28, 2013, trial began in Barnes’ civil rights lawsuit against former VSU President Ronald Zaccari, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia, and other VSU administrators. The trial will determine whether Zaccari’s decision to expel Barnes was reasonable and, if not, whether Barnes is entitled to damages.

In conjunction with the trial beginning, FIRE released a new video interview about Barnes’ case with noted First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and Barnes’ lawyer.

Just over 4 minutes.

Produced by Ted Balaker. Music by audionautix.com

Duration : 0:4:4


 

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