One Big Ten school scored a point in court on Friday.
U.S. Judge Janet Neff riled an order in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan after a pre-motion conference with attorneys for Michigan State, President Lou Anna Simon and Cameron Padgett, the Georgia State student suing over not being allowed to schedule space for a speech by alt-right leader Richard Spencer.
According to the order, Padgett withdrew his claim against the university, but his case proceeds against Simon, both professionally and personally.
The case is proceeding toward mediation, with a mediator slated to be in place no later than Nov. 17.
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Padgett is also suing Penn State and Ohio State. The last filings in those cases came Oct. 23.
In all three cases, Padgett contacted the schools to arrange a speaking engagement for Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute and a noted leader in the white nationalist political movement. They denied the requests citing safety concerns.
The suits were all filed after the Charlottesville alt-right rally that turned deadly when a white nationalist from Ohio drove into a crowd of protestors, injuring 19 and killing one.
Padgett has also sued Auburn University, where a judge ruled against the college in April, allowing Spencer to speak. The University of Florida denied a request in September but relented, allowing a speech in October that again prompted massive protests and ended in three white nationalists being charged with attempted murder.