Article from The Washington Free Beacon by Rachel Frommer.

A libertarian student group has sued the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) for refusing to grant it official club status, alleging political discrimination.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), which describes itself as “not political, or partisan,” has challenged the university’s explanation that it denied the club recognition because YAL is “too similar” to an extant campus organization, the Cal Libertarians.

The federal lawsuit, filed Monday, charges that Berkeley’s policies governing status recognition are “arbitrary and without justification and result in and from content and/or viewpoint discrimination.”

Lacking official status, YAL cannot reserve space, invite speakers, or receive university funding drawn from the $694 per-semester campus fee, according to the suit.

Read the entire article at The Washington Free Beacon.

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