April 15, 2006 - Posted at 12:58 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A federal appeals court has said that the
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville must revise a policy that
sets limits on how often off-campus groups can use school
Gary Don Bowman of Cherokee County, Oklahoma, preached on the
Fayetteville campus twice in 1998 and returned to the school in
2000. By then, the university had set a five-day limit per semester
for non-university speakers.Bowman sued the university, saying that
the school was violating his rights under the Constitution.
While on campus, Bowman preached outside the Student Union.
Witnesses in a trial on his lawsuit said Bowman told students they
were going to hell because they participated in fraternities and
U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren dismissed Bowman's
lawsuit two years ago, but the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
said yesterday the five-day limit was unconstitutional.