Amid lawsuit, judge voices criticism of Virginia Tech policies that limit student speech

(College Fix) A case winding its way through the court system appears to have gained strong support from at least one judge on a three-judge panel.

When the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral arguments Oct. 25 in a case challenging Virginia Tech’s speech policies, Reagan-appointed U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III heavily criticized the university’s procedures and found the complaint raised several “First Amendment red flags,” Courthouse News Service reported.

The judge also reportedly questioned how the policies could not have a chilling effect when students can be reported for what they say.

“You got a university that’s supposed to be free for dialogue, but you have to channel it through an approval process,” Wilkinson stated.

But the two Democrat-appointed judges on the panel…

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