Georgia Tech Issues Statement on Recent Court Ruling

Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing James Fetig issues statement on Sklar v. Clough:

Georgia Tech will not be required to take any action as the result of today's court ruling.

We are pleased that the plaintiffs were awarded no damages, and that the judge ruled in favor of the Georgia Tech free speech zone policy and use of student activity fees.

As a result of today's ruling and the settlement of an earlier housing policy contention, Georgia Tech practices are exactly the same as before the suit was filed.

The Institute disagrees with the ruling ordering a student organization to remove material from its Web site. However, the matter is moot because that material was removed a year ago and has not been used by the student organization since. Therefore, no action is required on the part of the Institute.

The state of Georgia does not intend to appeal the ruling.