UPDATE: January 25, 2018 – Trump administration backs conservative students’ lawsuit against UC Berkeley over free speech

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a “statement of interest” Thursday supporting a free-speech lawsuit by conservative students against the University of California.

It’s the third such legal filing the Trump administration has made in First Amendment cases since September, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that too many universities stifle conservatives’ free speech and singled out UC Berkeley.

In April, a student group, the Berkeley College Republicans, and their backers, the Young America’s Foundation, sued the University of California and UC Berkeley officials in federal court, accusing them of censorship against conservative students.

Read the full article on SFGATE.

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