Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Another Case in Which UC is Being Held Responsible for Student Govt. Actions

We have noted in the past that student governments take actions which are then attributed as official policy to university authorities. And we have urged greater separation of the two. Here is another example from UC-San Diego:

Months after the University of California at San Diego’s student government voted to defund a controversial campus publication, the university is facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego. The publication, called The Koala, was defunded after running a story that mocked trigger warnings and safe spaces. But by selectively defunding certain viewpoints, the student government violated the First Amendment, the ACLU wrote in a statement... UC San Diego doesn't comment on lawsuits, a spokeswoman (said)...

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