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Penn State Art Exhibit Censorship Update:

Josh Stulman, the student whose "Portrait of Terror" art exhibit was censored last Spring (as blogged in detail here), is suing Penn State for violating his First Amendment rights. The lawsuit asks that the university host the exhibit at its cost. Stulman is also suing Prof. Charles Garoian, the professor who, after proclaiming his opposition to censorship of art in a series of articles, censored Stulman's exhibit, for defamation. Details here.

UPDATE: For those interested in this controversy, I strongly recommend reading the complaint, a link to which Eugene has provided. The complaint provides allegations of misconduct by Robert Yarber, a professor at the Penn State School of Visual Arts. Yarber, for example, allegedly admitted removing flyers advertising Stulman's exhibit, and in a private meeting berated Stulman as a "racist" who supported the "racist" Israeli government that has no right to exist. Yarber was apparently Stulman's professor at the time, which would explain why these allegations were not aired last year.

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Stulman v. Penn State University:

Here's the complaint in Stulman v. Penn State University, the case David Bernstein mentioned below. The complaint begins:

1. Charles Garoian, Director of the Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, and Robert Yarber, a professor at the Penn State School of Visual Arts, violated the free speech and associational rights of Joshua Stulman while he was an art student at the School of Visual Arts by prohibiting the exhibition of his series of paintings entitled "Portraits of Terror" in the Patterson Gallery at the University because of Joshua's artistic viewpoint expressed in those paintings.

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