Identity of Speakers
Nicholas Sciaroni was a student at CHSU - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Incident Political Orientation:
University investigation issuing in sanctions
In litigation State Court
- Was Speech Code incident
Nicholas Sciaroni filed a lawsuit against CHSU – College of Osteopathic Medicine alleging that the school violated his rights under California’s Leonard’s Law by expelling him for violating its race-based harassment and discrimination policy. Sciaroni argued that his statements were protected under both the First Amendment and the California Constitution. According to Leonard’s Law, any speech or communication that would be protected from governmental restriction outside of the context of a private postsecondary institution under the First Amendment or California Constitution cannot be the sole basis for such an institution’s disciplinary action against a speaker.