Leftist Campus Suppression Dealt a Major Blow in ‘Landmark Case’

Responding to University claims that they did not violate Constitutional rights through "viewpoint suppression," YAF spokesperson Spencer Brown said, “YAF’s landmark victory for free expression—long squelched by Berkeley’s scheming administrators who weaponized flawed policies to target conservatives—shows that the battle for freedom undertaken by YAF on campuses nationwide is a necessary one.” (U.C. Berkeley photo)

Campus Reform – Monday, after nearly one year of litigation in federal court, Young Americans For Freedom announced a $70,000 settlement with the University of California, Berkeley over the college’s restrictive campus speaker policy.

UC Berkeley agreed to pay the conservative organization $70,000, rescind the school’s “high-profile speaker policy,” retract its security fee policy, and abolish the so-called “hecklers’ veto,” which allowed protesters to shut down events featuring conservative speakers by triggering security concerns, according to YAF’s New Guard. . . .

According to the settlement, “all criteria for assessing major events must be applied in a viewpoint-neutral manner…”

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