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Free speech: UCSB reimburses College Republicans

October 13, 2011

Under pressure from a conservative free-speech group, University of California officials have reimbursed campus Republicans in Santa Barbara for hosting a speaker who claims Muslim extremists and left-wingers are infiltrating the classroom.

The UC Santa Barbara student government balked at the Republican group's request for $1,800 to pay for conservative author David Horowitz's appearance, but school officials eventually acknowledged their legal duty to provide equal funding for speakers regardless of their views, said a spokesman for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

Schools: University of California, Santa Barbara Cases: University of California, Santa Barbara: Viewpoint Discrimination in Student Activity Funding