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Berkeley Republicans sue school over Ann Coulter cancelation

By J.A. HaglApril 25, 2017

04/25/17

1. UC Berkeley Republicans were planning on hosting an event featuring Ann Coulter on April 27. The school said nope, the event needs to be rescheduled to May 2. Coulter and gang said Thursday was the day to do it. Now the group and Coulter are suing Berkley because of the school’s rescheduling efforts. The lawsuit claims Berkley is discriminating against conservative guest speakers by using time and location restrictions. The group states the restrictions are intended to stifle conservative viewpoints by scheduling events at times where students would be busy studying for exams. 

2. On the other hand, Berkeley sites safety and security concerns after UCPD received threats against Coulter. Adminsatortors stated a need for a more secure location in order to avoid the violence that occurred before former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ event.

3. So, is it a legitimate safety issue or an attempt to stifle free speech?

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