Fox News: New Mexico university sued for ‘viewpoint discrimination’ after charging ‘hefty fee’ to conservative group

(Feb. 27, 2024): Fox News reports on a lawsuit filed by Southeastern Legal Foundation against the University of New Mexico after the university attempted to charge a student organization thousands of dollars in security fees to host speaker Riley Gaines. In the lawsuit, SLF alleges that the university violated the First Amendment by charging the security fees based on what the university anticipated to be a hostile reaction to the content and viewpoint of Ms. Gaines’ speech. SLF filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Turning Point USA chapter at the University of New Mexico and the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization that assists students with planning and funding speaking events.

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