Thursday, March 12, 2009

UA students vote down Kalafut lawsuit, 2411-2207

A very wise choice: students at the University of Arizona voted to save the University the expense of a sure-loser First Amendment lawsuit that would have been brought by your narrator and whatever co-plaintiffs I'd have found, had PIRG won its plebiscite.

Thanks go out to the Daily Wildcat editorial board, the guys at the Desert Lamp, and anyone else who helped spread the word about what a bad idea this was.

I'll be in continuing contact with FIRE; after the Southworth decision and the Second Circuit follow-up Amidon v. Student Ass'n of State University of New York, that allocating fees by plebiscite, or even conducting "advisory" plebiscites for that purpose, is unlawful.

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