Boise State Changes Protest Policies in Wake of Lawsuit

Boise State struck a deal with the Alliance Defending Freedom that ends the group’s lawsuit in exchange for the school agreeing to change its campus protest policies.

Boise State University will no longer restrict where literature can be handed out during student protests after a lawsuit claiming the university violated students’ constitutional rights.

The school was sued for what some argued was unfair treatment of the anti-abortion group Abolitionists4Life last year, according to reuters.com.

The lawsuit was brought by the conservative organization Alliance Defending Freedom after the university told students in Abolitionists4Life they had to stay in one of the campuses eight “speech zones.” The school also made students in the group post warning signs about the pictures featured in the pamphlets they were distributing, some of which were graphic.

The university’s policy changes will end the lawsuit as part of a deal struck with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Part of the lawsuit alleged the university put restrictions on Abolitionists4Life that it didn’t put on other student groups, such as the pro-choice group Planned Parenthood.

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