Arizona Students Association sues Board of Regents

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Arizona Students Association sues Board of Regents

CREATED Feb. 13, 2013

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PHOENIX (AP) - A student advocacy group is suing the Arizona Board of Regents.
   
The Arizona Students' Association claims the board violated the group's First Amendment right to free speech.
   
ASA says the regents suspended the group's funding in retaliation for supporting Proposition 204.
   
That failed November ballot measure would have permanently extended the 1-cent-per-dollar education sales-tax increase that expires May 31.
   
Some of the money would have gone to the state universities for student financial aid.
   
The regents oversee Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
   
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/V8REqU) says the lawsuit asks a judge to prohibit the regents from changing the way fees are collected.
   
A regents' spokeswoman says the board hasn't been served with a copy of the lawsuit yet and therefore can't comment.
   
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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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