Richard “don’t call me Dick” Spencer is now having trouble renting spaces at flagship state universities, which has been the pattern of his pretense to “educate” academic communities on the viability of his “white” ethno-state proposals.
Having had another poor showing at the University of Florida, he’s now chosen to sue The Ohio State University, using the lawfare style of Westboro Baptist to sue for speech rights.
As if trying to set up one institution of the State to destroy others using the same Constitution will win in the long run.
The Ohio State University said Friday that they would not allow Georgia State University graduate student Cameron Padgett, who organizes tours for Spencer, to rent space on campus for an event with Spencer.
“The university has deemed that it is not presently able to accommodate Mr. Padgett’s request to rent space at the university due to substantial risk to public safety, as well as material and substantial disruption to the work and discipline of the university,” a lawyer for Ohio State wrote in a letter to an attorney representing Spencer’s associates and obtained by The Guardian.
The same lawyer, Kyle Bristow, had similarly threatened to sue the University of Cincinnati if officials didn’t allow Spencer to speak there. Cincinnati officials eventually agreed to allow him to appear on campus.