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Leading alt-right figure and white nationalist Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute is scheduled to speak later today at Michigan State University. Spencer talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl about his desire to speak at MSU.


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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to force Michigan State University to allow campus space to be rented to white nationalist Richard Spencer so he can deliver a speech later this month.

An 11-page lawsuit filed Sunday night in U.S. District Court in western Michigan contends that the East Lansing school’s refusal to rent a conference room or lecture hall to a Spencer supporter on security grounds violates free speech and other constitutional rights.

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Michigan State University confirmed on Wednesday that it is reviewing a request by a white nationalist speaker to appear on campus. No decision has been made. 


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Michigan State University president Lorenzo Santavicca is not happy with a request from a white nationalist organization to speak on campus next month.