More news from the Left Coast Ivory Tower this week after a Republican campus group will receive a windfall settlement of well over six figures from the University of Washington.
Not wanting to risk a clearly losing battle in court, the U of W is writing a check to the local student Republican group to cover legal fees and return the dubious charges imposed on them by the administration as ‘security fees’.
It seems the new strategy by wayward lefties on campus is to impose exorbitant fees as a bludgeon to keep conservative groups from organizing.
Nice try. Better luck next time.
Here’s more from Daily Signal…
A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.
The University of Washington settled with the university’s College Republicans Monday, agreeing to pay $122,500 to make the lawsuit go away. The settlement comes after the campus group filed a lawsuit claiming that UW’s speaker policies “unconstitutionally infringed upon the [University of Washington College Republicans’] First Amendment freedom of speech by making it unaffordable and therefore impractical to host events likely to invite violent protests,” Campus Reform reported.