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

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Harmeet Dhillon

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.

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Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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