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Lawsuit challenges college's free speech policy

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Jan 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 08:34:34-05

A group that won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against restrictions on a Gilbert church's signs is now disputing the free speech policy of a Phoenix college.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Alliance Defending Freedom is suing Paradise Valley Community College on behalf of a student.

In the federal lawsuit, Brittany Mirelez says school officials stopped her from issuing fliers for her libertarian club in a "free speech zone" in October.

The school says Mirelez did not make the required advance reservation to use the zone.

Attorneys for Alliance Defending Freedom say the school has no criteria for deciding on requests.

College President Paul Dale declined to comment.

The Supreme Court struck down a Gilbert ordinance last June that limited church signs more than political ones.