UW spent more than $86,000 on Ayers' federal lawsuit

2010-07-06T06:21:00Z 2010-09-19T20:52:07Z UW spent more than $86,000 on Ayers' federal lawsuitThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 06, 2010 6:21 am  • 

LARAMIE, Wyo. - 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 Meghan 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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