Harmeet Dhillon Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’ To Discuss UC-Berkeley Free Speech Lawsuit Settlement
According to Dhillon:
It was after a series of events where they stopped speakers from coming on campus or trying to prevent them by imposing unconstitutional fees and restrictions making it impossible for students to actually attend these events. Since Berkeley is a public institution that’s unconstitutional, the judge ruled that if we were able to prove our allegations that that’s so unconstitutional Janet Napolitano who’s the head of the regions and many other Berkeley officials to be personally liable for violating First Amendment rights. After fighting this case for a year and a half we’re thrilled that earlier this week we were able to file a settlement with the court. The fees are nice, but more importantly what the university is agreeing to do is basically charge zero fees in almost every case and they are eliminating the policies—the two policies that we sued under—so we are thrilled on behalf of all students there.
We are already getting phone calls from lawyers who are suing other public institutions of higher learning around the country saying they want to use this as a model. University of California itself has numerous campuses in California with hundreds of thousands of students going to help them as well. This is important not just for conservative students but for all students. One of the things that our clients try to do is bring important speakers to campus that they don’t usually get to hear from on campus and liberal students benefit from that. I hope that the university will learn its lesson moving forward but if they don’t, there are certainly conservative lawyers out there ready to take them on throughout the country.