Arizona regents settle suit claiming retaliation against students’ group

 Josh Hoyt, former undergraduate president of ASU’s Polytechnic campus. When he criticized the Arizona Students Association, the organization quickly threatened him with a lawsuit.

Josh Hoyt, former undergraduate president of ASU’s Polytechnic campus. When he criticized the Arizona Students Association, the organization quickly threatened him with a lawsuit.

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Board of Regents voted Monday to settle claims that it illegally retaliated against the Arizona Students Association by withholding funds over a political difference.

Without admitting they did anything wrong, regents agreed to pay the association $250,000. That’s an estimate of the amount the students’ group contends the regents illegally withheld.

In exchange, the association will not pursue other funds it claims it may be owed.

The association also will not challenge a 2013 state law that permanently changed how the association is funded and undermined its major source of cash, said its attorney, Stephen Montoya.

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