Papish v. Board of Curators
410 U.S. 667 (1973)

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Papish v. Board of Curators, 410 U.S. 667 (1973)

Papish v. Board of Curators of the University of Missouri

No. 72-794

Decided March 19, 1973

410 U.S. 667

Syllabus

Expulsion of student for distributing on campus a publication assertedly containing "indecent speech" proscribed by a bylaw of a state university's Board of Curators held an impermissible violation of her First Amendment free speech rights, since the mere dissemination of ideas on a state university campus cannot be proscribed in the name of "conventions of decency."

Certiorari granted; 464 F.2d 136, reversed.

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