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Student group sues UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter event




Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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A lawsuit against UC Berkeley has been filed this week as response to Ann Coulter’s speaking engagement cancellation.

The suit, brought by the Berkeley College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation claim the university was unconstitutional in its actions. Coulter, who was re-invited to speak at a later date, declined as she believed there would be less students on campus that day.

The conservative author and commentator said she would speak at the originally scheduled time. Was UC Berkeley’s move unconstitutional?

AirTalk reached out to the University of California, Berkeley, for comment but no one was available.

Guests:

Harmeet Dhillon, civil rights and business litigation attorney, representing the Berkeley student group suing the university

Scott Lewis, J.D., partner with The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management Group, a law and consulting firm that offers systems-levels solutions for safer schools and campuses; he is also co-founder and advisory board member of the Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA)