Pierce College student alleges Constitution not allowed to be distributed outside 'Free Speech Zone'

A Los Angeles Pierce College student says he was prohibited from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution outside the campus’ “free speech zone”.

A lawsuit filed by student Kevin Shaw against Pierce College and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) alleges Shaw’s constitutional rights were violated in Nov. 2016 when was told he could not distribute literature outside designated spaces on campus.

Shaw says his goal on that day was to pass out Spanish-language copies of the Constitution along the main public walkway through the heart of Pierce College and recruit new members for his student group, Young Americans for Liberty.