Sacramento City College has reinstated Steve Macias, student body president, after receiving a demand letter from the ADF Center for Academic Freedom on November 5. Macias was the target of an unlawful recall election and frivolous student government resolution suspending his duties, simply for refusing to censor a pro-life group on campus–on Constitution Day, no less. A full rundown of the facts is available here and here.
This is a victory for every student government official who respects the First Amendment and should be a strong warning to rogue students on the College’s Associated Student Government who sought to remove Macias.
Unfortunately, the Sac City Express is reporting that someone on the ASG still has no appreciation for the First Amendment and has filed an impeachment complaint against Macias. These ASG members need to be aware that as state actors, they can be liable for constitutional injuries they impose on students at the College. The ADF Center for Academic Freedom will continue to monitor this situation and ensure that the College ceases its campaign of retaliation.