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“If university staff members were submitting false reservations for seats in order to prevent others from attending the event that plainly undermines the university’s commitment to freedom of expression, which includes not just a right to speak but a right to hear the speech of others.”

FIRE’s Director of Individual Rights Defense Program

During the height of the pandemic, two college administrators from Clemson University used phony ticket reservations to suppress attendance at a conservative student event and bragged about it on Facebook.

The conservative group Turning Point USA’s local chapter hosted speakers Tomi Lahren, Brandon Tatum, and Graham Allen for an event on the South Carolina campus in April 2020.

The event was limited in capacity because of COVID-19, and people had to reserve tickets from a smaller pool in advance.


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