Alabama Supreme Court reverses dismissal of campus free speech lawsuit

Savannah Tryens-Fernandes

Excerpt: The Alabama Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday to allow a campus free speech lawsuit to proceed despite a circuit court’s dismissal of the case.

Young Americans for Liberty and University of Alabama in Huntsville student Joshua Greer filed a lawsuit in July 2021 against UAH and the UA system to challenge a campus policy that requires students to request a permit in advance for many free speech events and restricts most events to certain areas. The Madison County Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the case in February, but the YAL student group appealed the decision to the state’s highest court shortly thereafter.