Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter sue school

Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter sue school
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The students who first invited Ann CoulterAnn Hart CoulterHillicon Valley: Lawmakers ramp up Silicon Valley antitrust probe | Treasury sanctions North Korean cyber groups | Thiel to host Kobach fundraiser Ann Coulter singles out Klobuchar during Democratic debate: She is 'killing it' Ann Coulter, Peter Thiel slated to host fundraiser for Kobach's Senate bid: report MORE to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, have sued the school over its treatment of the conservative pundit.

Coulter announced the Berkeley College Republicans’ lawsuit Monday on Twitter, adding that the school should abide by her originally scheduled Thursday visit.

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Coulter’s tweet included a link to the students’ lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

“This case arises from efforts by one of California’s leading public universities, UC Berkeley — once known as the 'birthplace of the Free Speech Movement' — to restrict and stifle speech of conservative students whose voices fall beyond the campus political orthodoxy,” the suit reads.

The suit additionally accuses “university administrators and campus police” of “repressive actions” stifling free speech there.

Monday’s lawsuit follows threats of legal action by an attorney representing the Berkeley College Republicans.

Officials at Berkeley cancelled Coulter’s planned speech last week, citing security concerns.

The decision followed massive protests that erupted at the school in February, after the same GOP college group invited far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to campus.

Coulter vowed she would speak, however, leading the school to reverse its decision and offer May 2 as a potential alternative date.

Coulter and the group rejected that, calling it “not a suitable offer” as it falls during the school’s final exams period for students.