Richard Spencer Campus Tour Organizer Drops Lawsuit Against Ohio State

GAINESVILLE,FL-OCT19: Richard Spencer holds a press conference, October 19, 2017, at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.(Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lawyers for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s campus tour efforts and Ohio State University have notified a federal judge that the lawsuit for Spencer is being withdrawn.

Court records show the sides filed an agreement of voluntary dismissal Tuesday evening.

An attorney for Spencer’s side told The Associated Press earlier that tour organizer Cameron Padgett decided to drop the lawsuit against Ohio State for refusing to book Spencer. The school said such an event posed substantial risks for safety and for disruption.

However, attorney James Kolenich says a lawsuit will continue against the University of Cincinnati over the school’s demand for a nearly $11,000 security fee for Spencer to speak there.

Spencer spoke Monday amid protests at Michigan State University, but other campus plans have stalled in legal disputes.

Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: