Robert Van Tuinen

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  • Video shot in September showed Robert Van Tuinen being confronted by a campus police officer within minutes of passing out pocket Constitutions at Modesto Junior College. (YouTube)

    Calif. college student wins $50K settlement in free speech case

    A California student, who was ordered by school officials to stop handing out copies of the Constitution on National Constitution Day, has won a $50,000 settlement against the school.


  • EDITORIAL: Remembering the Constitution

    Everyone can use a reminder of the principles that made America the exceptional nation. That's why Congress established Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, marking the anniversary of the adoption of that remarkable document. Robert Van Tuinen, a student at Modesto Junior College in California's Central Valley, learned the hard way that eternal vigilance is the price of protecting the founding document. He was arrested on Constitution Day for handing out pamphlets with the text of the Constitution.


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