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CFACT knowingly violated UW policy, says SSFC

CFACT: SSFC Legal Counsel Tyler Junger made a case against CFACT?s funding eligibility at a student judiciary meeting Tuesday.

CFACT knowingly violated UW policy, says SSFC

The Student Services Finance Committee cited new evidence from a federal court case to argue against the funding eligibility for Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow at an Associated Students of Madison Student Judiciary hearing Tuesday.

CFACT is a conservative, free-market-oriented organization that advocates against creating ""green jobs"" and aims to disprove widespread disbeliefs about global warming, according group's website.

Based on e-mails between CFACT members in their regional and UW campus offices, SSFC Legal Counsel Tyler Junger said CFACT knowingly violated UW System policy, which forfeits their eligibility to receive funding.

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""Documents discovered after the original decision was delivered prove that the violation of ASM equipment policy was, in fact, intentional,"" Junger said.

SSFC denied CFACT funding eligibility for the third consecutive year this fall due to a violation of Associated Students of Madison system policies regarding a failure to return $329 worth of electronic equipment borrowed from ASM.

Christopher Neal, legal counsel for CFACT and outreach consultant for the SJ, said the e-mails were taken out of context and there was a misunderstanding between the ASM and CFACT regarding ownership of the borrowed items.

The e-mails were discovered during an investigation of an ongoing federal lawsuit CFACT brought against UW-Madison for previously denying the group funding.

CFACT alleges they were previously denied eligibility because of their conservative beliefs.

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