Lawsuit Filed Against The Univ. Of Minnesota

By Laura Sievert

Minnesota Daily

Nov 30 2010

A lawsuit was filed regarding a list of “unreliable” websites.

The University of Minnesota is now facing a federal lawsuit for
displaying on one of its websites a list of sources it deemed

Until Nov. 18, a list of “unreliable” websites could be found on the
University’s Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies web page because
of those pages’ views on the controversial Armenian Genocide issue.

The Turkish Coalition of America was on the list.

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, TCA, in combination with University first-year
Sinan Cingilli, filed a suit against the University, President Bob
Bruininks and CHGS director Bruno Chaouat.

This lawsuit contains seven charges, each relating to freedom of
speech, due process or defamation. A defamation charge was added just
before the claim was filed in response to a letter Chaouat published
on the CHGS website defending the school and the center.

Chaouat repeated in the letter that he had intended to remove the
list before the lawsuit was being threatened, but also called the
sources originally on that list “sources of illegitimate information.”

From: A. Papazian

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