ACLU and UCSD reach settlement in satirical student newspaper's lawsuit
Last updated 9/21/2020 at 2:48am
The American Civil Liberties Union and University of California San Diego have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a satircal student-run newspaper, which alleged that its funding was cut off following the publication of a controversial article in violation of the First Amendment.
The case involves The Koala and a November 2015 article it published satirizing “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” leading UCSD’s student government to disqualify student newspapers from eligibility for campus activity funds.
At the time, UCSD issued a statement calling the paper...