Iowa college to pay $14K to settle speech lawsuit

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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES -- An Iowa community college will pay nearly $14,000 to settle a free-speech lawsuit filed by a student who was barred from distributing fliers criticizing a conference on gay youth.

Des Moines Area Community College had already pledged to no longer enforce a policy that required students to distribute literature at a table in the student center and to get permission 10 days in advance.

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