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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

By Matt Marshall


ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   A former Valdosta State student who was expelled for protesting college spending, has won a federal lawsuit against the former VSU President.

Hayden Barnes was kicked out of VSU in 2007 after staging a protest against Dr. Ronald Zaccari's plan to spend $30 million of student fee money on parking garages.

Barnes posted flyers and sent e-mails expressing his concern over the project.

After his expulsion, he filed suit in federal court, and last Friday, Judge Charles Pannell, Jr. Ruled that Zaccari violated Barnes' s constitutional right to due process when he expelled him without notice or a hearing.

According to the judge, the only remaining issue in this case is damages. 

Barnes has since graduated from Kennesaw State and is in law school in Baltimore.

 

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