Iowa: NORML Chapter Awarded Damages In Free Speech Victory

Des Moines, IA: Members of the Iowa State University chapter of NORML and their legal counsel were awarded a $343,000 judgment by the State Appeals Board after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that their free speech rights had been violated by campus administrators. The Court had ruled 2 to 1 in June that the group faced political discrimination by administrators when they barred the production and distribution of t-shirts stating, “Freedom is NORML at ISU.”

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.