The suit filed by The Koala, a student-run satirical newspaper, claimed the university’s November 2015 decision by its Associated Students to cut funding to the publication was due in part to a published article that many on campus found very offensive, the U-T reported.
“While the Associated Students’ decision to cut funding affected all student-run campus publications, the timing of the decision raised suspicions that it specifically targeted The Koala,” the U-T article read.
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit on behalf of The Koala, said his organization is considering an appeal to the Feb. 28 decision by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, the U-T reported.
According to the lawsuit, the Koala continued to publish after it was defunded, but the publication went from six to three issues a year.
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