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Order issued in lawsuit

November 24, 2008

U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. issued his first order in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by former Valdosta State University student Hayden Barnes, who was expelled last year.

In his order, Pannell granted VSU's motion to dismiss the first two counts of Barnes' lawsuit, which allege that all defendants (including VSU, former VSU President Dr. Ronald Zaccari, the Board of Regents and several VSU administrators) deprived Barnes of his First Amendment rights as well as his rights to procedural and substantive due process guaranteed by the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions, according to a press release from the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)... Download file "Order issued in lawsuit"

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