Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I hope those people who threatened to not give money to UWYo if Bill Ayers were allowed to speak

pony up- or should I say "cowboy up?"- and contribute $86K to the university, now that we know how much pandering to them cost. I, as a student, surely as hellz do not want to be footing the bill via a tuition raise.

Ayers lawsuit costs UW $86,000

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming spent more than $86,000 on a federal lawsuit brought by 1960s radical Bill Ayers and a student.

The university's newly released spending total includes the $50,000 the university paid to settle the lawsuit.

Ayers and student Meg Lanker sued the university in April in U.S. District Court. They contended that the university was preventing Ayers from speaking on campus and had violated their rights to free speech and assembly.

Judge William Downs granted a preliminary injunction that allowed Ayers to speak on campus, which Ayers did on April 28.

UW spokeswoman Jessica Lowell released the compiled legal costs. They include nearly $30,000 paid to Thomas S. Rice, an attorney for the university. The costs also include $6,570 for travel and incidental expenses related to the lawsuit.

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