Oregon State University has paid $ 1,000 plus $ 100,000 in legal charges to a former student to settle a lawsuit more than the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper.
The Oregonian reported the university did not acknowledge wrongdoing but agreed to the payout to William Rogers to finish the lawsuit, which was dismissed Wednesday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had revived the lawsuit soon after a U.S. District Court judge dismissed it.
Supporters of the newspaper called The Liberty sued in 2009, alleging the university president and other college officials granted the official campus newspaper quite a few bins although restricting The Liberty’s distribution. Lower-ranking campus officials explained they eliminated The Liberty’s boxes to beautify the campus. Prime school officials explained they had not ordered the destruction.
The university has given that changed its policies to enable approved pupil groups that publish newspapers to distribute them on campus.
Rogers was the paper’s executive editor at the time. The Oregonian says The Liberty ceased operations at Oregon State following 2009.
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