To: Members of the press and the university community
CBS4 (KCNC-TV) reported Tuesday night that I am bringing a lawsuit against Colorado State University.
This is grossly inaccurate. I was not interviewed by CBS4 for this report.
Neither the university nor Student Media have punished the Editorial Board or myself for printing the F-Bush editorial.
I was advised by professional staff to seek legal counsel before Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Student Communications and for a later meeting where the Board will decide whether or not to take action.
Denver attorney David Lane has agreed to join me for the latter meeting.
I have no plans to sue CSU at this point. Considering the poor funding of higher education in Colorado and CSU’s struggle to get more money from the state, I find this report very troubling.
This fight is not about financial gain, but rather defending the Editorial Board’s First Amendment rights.
J. David McSwane
Editor in Chief