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Students Claim U. Minnesota is Unfairly Allocating Funds to Left Wing Groups

Added 05-28-20 08:38:02am EST - “"policies, handbooks, and practices [that] violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Students Claim U. Minnesota is Unfairly Allocating Funds to Left Wing Groups”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“policies, handbooks, and practices [that] violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution”

A student group and two students are challenging the University of Minnesota’s process for distributing mandatory student fees and the absence of “written standards” and an “appeal process” for determining which student organizations receive preferential treatment.

In a federal lawsuit, Viewpoint Neutrality Now!, Evan Smith and Isaac Smith “seek a declaration, injunction, and judgment” against the taxpayer-funded institution for “policies, handbooks, and practices [that] violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.”

But the administration claims that the students are seeking a “balance” that goes beyond its constitutional obligations.

The university gives preferential treatment to nine cultural organizations in its distribution of student fees, granting them permanent “free student lounge space” that is centrally located on campus, according to the suit.

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