ACLU Calls on Boise State to Fix Event Policies
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation urging Boise State University to reconsider its on-campus event policies.
Earlier this month, IFF officials said they were willing to pursue all options, including a lawsuit, against BSU unless the school revises its event polices. The IFF objects to the way school officials handled a Second Amendment rights event in May.
ACLU of Idaho Legal Director Richard Eppink says BSU violated the First Amendment when officials charged Young Americans for Liberty security fees for bringing gun rights advocate Dick Heller to speak at the campus.
He added that BSU’s current policy allows for broad discretion on whether it will charge groups for costs like security.
BSU spokesman Greg Hahn says university officials are reviewing the ACLU’s letter.