Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit


Berkeley Campus Republicans say they've filed a lawsuit against the university saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech. 

Harmeet Dhillon, filed the lawsuit on Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco according to the AP. Dhillon, an RNC committeewoman and attorney for the UC Berkeley group that invited conservative pundit Ann Coulter, said in a statement posted to her firm's Facebook Page that, "It is a sad day indeed when the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, is morphing before our eyes into the cemetery of free speech on college campuses." 

Campus Republicans were informed by Berkeley officials that they could not guarantee Coulter's safety last week and called off the event for security concerns. However, the university later backtracked and offered an alternative date for Coulter to speak. 

In a tweet sent out on Monday morning, Coulter says the lawsuit demands "appropriate and safe venue for my speech THIS THURSDAY + damages." 


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