Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming spent more than 86-thousand dollars on a federal lawsuit brought by Bill Ayers and a student. The university's newly released spending total includes the $50,000 the university paid to settle the lawsuit.
Ayers and student Meghan Lanker sued the university in April in U.S. District Court. They contended that the university was preventing Ayers from speaking on campus and had violated their rights to free speech and assembly.
Judge William Downs granted a preliminary injunction that allowed Ayers to speak on campus, which Ayers did on April 28. U-W says the costs include nearly $30,000 paid to Attorney Thomas Rice. The costs also include $6,570 for travel and incidental expenses related to the lawsuit.