Student paper sues Oregon State in federal court

Student paper sues Oregon State in federal court
The Alliance Defense Fund provided this photograph of The Liberty racks discarded by some railroad tracks.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - A dispute between Oregon State University and a student group that runs a conservative-leaning journal has reached the courts.
     
The Gazette-Times newspaper reports that supporters of The Liberty filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing school officials of arbitrarily limiting the paper's distribution.
     
Will Rogers, The Liberty's executive director, told the Gazette-Times this summer that school officials slashed the number of racks and bins containing his publication while granting the official campus newspaper numerous distribution bins.
     
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene. It seeks an order barring OSU from restricting The Liberty's distribution bins, along with compensatory and punitive damages.
     
Oregon State officials declined comment.

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