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Ayers, UW student file lawsuit
Star-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2010 | JEREMY PELZER

Posted on 04/16/2010 9:04:45 PM PDT by george76

Bill Ayers and a University of Wyoming student filed suit against UW on Thursday, asking a federal judge for an injunction allowing Ayers to speak on campus later this month.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, comes three days after UW banned Ayers, a University of Illinois-Chicago education professor with a radical past, from using any university venue for a planned April 28 lecture.

The lawsuit alleges the ban is unconstitutional under First Amendment rights to free speech and to assemble.

In 1969, Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a Marxist-Leninist anti-war group that claimed responsibility for a series of bombings -- including explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol in the early 1970s that didn't kill anyone.

David Lane, the Denver-based attorney who represents Ayers and Lanker...

In 2005, Lane won an injunction for another controversial figure, former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, to speak on CU's campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at trib.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: ayers; billayers; churchill; davidlane; ward; wardchurchill

1 posted on 04/16/2010 9:04:45 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Isn’t Ayers sick? I always think he LOOKS sick....


2 posted on 04/16/2010 9:08:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: george76

It is unconstitutional for the government to restrict free speech. That does not mean that you must be provided with an auditorium and a microphone.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 9:09:18 PM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: george76

Little “explainers” like “...that didn’t kill anyone.” added to articles about liberals are so blatant. If a tea party guy or republican planted a bomb long ago, does anyone really think this little phrase would be added to a sentence about it?


4 posted on 04/16/2010 9:09:58 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: george76

Aw Jeez, not Bill Errs again.


5 posted on 04/16/2010 9:10:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

Once a subversive ........


6 posted on 04/16/2010 9:13:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: george76

why don’t they just blow up the University?

Violence against an just government is fine according to Ayres.

Better yet: why doesn’t someone just shoot Ayres and his punk friends. They work for the government and act in an unjust fashion...don’t they?

(No, I don’t condone violence. I’m just saying....)


8 posted on 04/16/2010 9:15:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: icwhatudo

It’s a disclaimer....and in fact...they did kill a cop...they just havent been pinned to it yet...


9 posted on 04/16/2010 9:16:53 PM PDT by Crim
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To: george76

A California open-government group wants to see the records relating to Sarah Palin’s controversial planned visit to a Northern California university. Californians Aware filed a lawsuit against California State, Stanislaus Friday for failing to disclose documents related to the June 25 event at the Turlock campus. The group alleges the university ignored repeated requests to clarify whether it has Palin-related records in its possession, instead referring the request to the CSU Stanislaus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for the campus’s scholarships, research and other projects. “The university was given every opportunity to disclose the records before this suit...

Nimrod progressives want it both ways!


10 posted on 04/16/2010 9:17:02 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Vote them all out of office!)
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To: george76
Why doesn't Ayers just get his best bud Zero to take over all universities and then he can tell them who they can have and can't have as speakers. In fact, I'm sure would be glad to provide all institutions with a White List of who they can have as speakers.

Seriously though, where does some fool get the idea that you can go get a judge to force someone or something to allow someone to speak. So what if the judge does lift the injuction? The school could just say that they don't want anyone speaking on that day in question, or some other such denial. The school should be able to have whoever they want to speak and deny who they don't want.

11 posted on 04/16/2010 9:18:54 PM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: walford

Nor do you have a Right to Demand Payment or Expenses... for your “Appearance”!

Nor can a Student DEMAND Institutions SPEND to pamper that student.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 9:21:24 PM PDT by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: george76

The first amendment is a limitation on the federal government. The first amendment doesn’t apply to the University of Wyoming.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 9:23:03 PM PDT by Nephi (Bush legacy: "I had to sacrifice free market principles to save the free market.")
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To: george76

Commie fighting for his right to free-speech. Hmmmm No conflict in that, none at all.


14 posted on 04/16/2010 9:24:50 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: george76
The lawsuit alleges the ban is unconstitutional under First Amendment rights to free speech and to assemble.

I think he can go to a field and talk.

15 posted on 04/16/2010 9:25:39 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Nephi
"The first amendment is a limitation on the federal government. The first amendment doesn’t apply to the University of Wyoming."

You are correct. Say Bill Ayers wants to lecture me in my own house and I tell him to stick it up his poop shoot. I would be within my rights to tell him to do so.

16 posted on 04/16/2010 9:30:52 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: mlocher
"I think he can go to a field and talk."

He belongs in prison. He can spread his poison in there while dodging being someones back door boy.

17 posted on 04/16/2010 9:34:53 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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He belongs in prison.

I'd think that if delusional lefties can plan a citizen's arrest of the Pope, Ayers would be a natural for a fast, firm detainment...

18 posted on 04/16/2010 9:38:42 PM PDT by Hardraade
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"I'd think that if delusional lefties can plan a citizen's arrest of the Pope, Ayers would be a natural for a fast, firm detainment..."

The Pope never planted bombs as far as I can tell. Ayers did.

19 posted on 04/16/2010 9:41:22 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: george76

Mr. Bill Ayers should take full advantage of his 1st ammendment rights, and expound his views at any saloon, job site or river bank, from Rock Springs to Cheyenne. Just do that Mr. Ayers, and then and only then- will you fully appreciate 1st ammendment rights, and perhaps the 2nd ammendment rights that were bestowed by God, upon Our Great Nation.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 10:04:24 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: george76

He is a unrepentent terrorist. He got his $5k. If he cashed the Check he doesn’t have a leg to stand on.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 10:06:47 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: walford

Exactly.


22 posted on 04/16/2010 10:13:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: george76

People are discriminating against this poor man just because he’s a terrorist.


23 posted on 04/16/2010 10:39:47 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a RINO? Donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: george76

“The lawsuit alleges the ban is unconstitutional under First Amendment rights to free speech and to assemble.”

Ask Ann Coulter and David Horowitz about the right of free speech and assembly. Stick Ayers in jail and throw away the key.


24 posted on 04/17/2010 5:21:02 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: george76
The lawsuit alleges the ban is unconstitutional under First Amendment rights to free speech and to assemble.

That is seriously stupid. The freedom to assemble doesn't mean you can go just anywhere and pontificate. You can't walk into a movie theater and start shouting about some topic, and you can't walk into a classroom and disrupt that either.

25 posted on 04/17/2010 6:14:57 AM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: george76

If the suit is allowed to proceed Ayers could be forced to answer questions under oath about his past. Of course, UW has no intention of doing this to a high-profile Pinko.


26 posted on 04/17/2010 1:02:19 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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