The right to free speech that is protected by the First Amendment is something that many people are willing to fight to preserve. Oregon State University recently agreed to pay out $101,000 to end a lawsuit over newspapers and distribution boxes the university trashed.
A former student brought the lawsuit against the university after it trashed the newspapers and distribution boxes of "The Liberty," a conservative newspaper, in 2009. University officials acknowledged removing those boxes and dumping them at the edge of campus. The boxes of a larger student newspaper, "The Daily Barometer," remained untouched.