“This incident is exactly why Young Americans for Liberty launched the national Fight for Free Speech campaign”
This is the same school that stood by quietly as left wing students burned the campus down last March over a speech. Yet pro-liberty students are a problem?
The Daily Caller reports:
UC Berkeley Sued After Denying Pro-Liberty Student Group Official Status
A conservative nonprofit filed a lawsuit Monday against the University of California, Berkeley after the school denied a pro-liberty student group official status.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sued UC Berkeley after the school kept Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), which has 900 college chapters, from obtaining a registered student organization status, according to a press release obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The lawsuit alleges that UC Berkeley denied verifying YAL because the group was “too similar” to Cal Libertarians.
“It is absurd to think that other Berkeley groups are lighting the campus on fire and throwing rocks through windows, but YAL’s efforts to peaceably promote the message of liberty are being shunned by university administrators,” said YAL President Cliff Malone. “This incident is exactly why Young Americans for Liberty launched the national Fight for Free Speech campaign. All students, regardless of ideology, should be guaranteed their First Amendment right to Free Speech.”
Without a registered student organization, YAL members cannot invite speakers, reserve rooms, or use funds from their tuition to cover organizational costs.
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