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Spencer Attorney Threatens Lawsuit If KSU Fails To Let Him Speak

Jan 29, 2018

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An attorney representing the campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer says he'll sue Kent State University if it doesn't agree to rent space for a Spencer speech. 

Kyle Bristow notified the school Friday it has until February 9 to agree to rent space at an "acceptable date and time" or face a federal lawsuit. Spencer's campus tour organizer, Cameron Padgett, had asked to rent space for a Spencer speech on the May 4 anniversary of Ohio National Guard shootings that killed four students in 1970. The university said it couldn't accept the request because early May was too busy with the end of the academic year. Several schools have rejected Spencer's speech requests.  Journalist Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University on May 4. The school says Rather will reflect on his experiences covering major news events over five decades.