Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) who invited Ann Coulter to speak in UC Berkeley are threatening to sue university administrators after they rescheduled the conservative author’s campus event to May 2.
First Amendment lawyer Harmeet Dhillon will represent the BCR in the potential lawsuit if campus administrators do not permit the organization to host Coulter on the original schedule date of April 27.
In his letter sent to UC Berkeley Interim Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton, Dhillon said that BCR will “seek relief in federal court.”
Dhillon, who is a former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, said “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.”
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Berkeley officials on Tuesday informed the student group that their Coulter event was being [canceled] due to security concerns. They offered a May 2 date but Coulter rejected it.
The cancellation comes after a series of violent clashes this year between far-right and far-left protesters on campus and in downtown Berkeley.
In a series of tweets, Coulter ranted about the campus’ decision to reschedule her event to the first week of May because no classes are held that week.
“I’m speaking on 4/27,” a defiant Coulter said in tweet on Thursday.