Amid Lawsuit, Judge Voices Criticism of Virginia Tech Policies That Limit Student Speech

A case winding its way through the court system appears to have gained strong support from at least one judge on a three-judge panel.

When the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral arguments Oct. 25 in a case challenging Virginia Tech’s speech policies, Reagan-appointed U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III heavily criticized the university’s procedures and found the complaint raised several “First Amendment red flags,” Courthouse News Service reported.

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