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Boise State Faces Free Speech Suit

A Boise State University student group opposed to abortion has filed suit, claiming university-imposed restrictions violate the group’s free speech rights. The group seeks a declaration that the university violated its First Amendment rights and an injunction against enforcing the restrictions. Abolitionists4Life says it was asked to place warning signs around two exhibits the group hosted on campus in April and May. One of the exhibits included signs with images from abortions. The other featured an autopsy photo of a woman who died having an abortion. A flap that kept the photo from view had a warning on it, but university officials said separate signs were needed to warn students walking by/John Sowell, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do the student protesters have a legitimate free speech argument?

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