A New York federal judge has declined to dismiss a claim by students and alumni of the City College of New York that the school violated their First Amendment rights when it removed a plaque naming a room for two former students living as fugitives in Cuba -- one of whom had been convicted of bomb making and the other imprisoned for killing a police officer. He ruled the case should proceed because issues raised by the students' claims and the school officials' qualified immunity defense "deserve a trial."
First Amendment Violation Claim Proceeds Against College Over Removed Plaque
New York Law Journal
April 8, 2010