KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee trustees have approved a new policy that requires speakers to be invited to campus.
The unanimous decision on Thursday came six months after a federal court struck down its former policy as vague and open to discrimination.
The ruling by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals came after Kentucky-based preacher John McGlone files suit against the university after being asked in 2010 to leave the Knoxville campus.
UT President Joe DiPietro says the new policy was drafted with advice from university attorneys and he's confident it would withstand any challenge.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.