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Faith, free speech zones and tardy justice meet at the Supreme Court Silenced college student’s right to share Gospel awaits vindication at High Court

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court this morning will hear the case of Chike Uzuegbunam, a student at Georgia Gwinnett College who was threatened with arrest after peacefully sharing his faith in his campus’ “free speech zone.” After silencing Chike and preventing him from sharing his faith, Georgia Gwinnett vigorously defended its discriminatory actions in court–until its lawyers realized they were going to lose. Georgia Gwinnett reversed its speech policies and arguethat the court should throw the case out without rulingBecket filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of Chike, arguing that the Supreme Court should rule in his favor and prevent Georgia Gwinnett and other government forces trampling on fundamental rights from escaping justice simply because they found a last-minute loophole.  

Supreme Court oral argument in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski 

January 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST

Live on C-Span 

A Becket attorney will be available for comment immediately following the hearing. 

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Ryan Colby atmedia@becketlaw.orgor 202-349-7224.Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.