Iowa State Admins Can't Smoke Pot Group's Free Speech Suit
By Bill Donahue (January 7, 2015, 11:17 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that officials at Iowa State University violated the First Amendment by barring a student group from using the school's trademarks on marijuana-themed T-shirts.
Two member of ISU's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are suing the university for refusing to approve T-shirts bearing the school's name and "Cy the Cardinal" mascot on shirts advocating the legalization of marijuana.
The students — represented by Washington-based First Amendment attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP — claim the entire trademark policy was also later changed to single them...
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