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Ed Dept: College free speech still under siege

Trump intervened on campus free speech matters early in his tenure, threatening in 2017 to revoke the University of California, Berkeley’s, federal funding following violent demonstrations that halted a planned speech there by far-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

The Justice Department later supported a lawsuit brought by conservative groups against UC Berkeley’s events policy. It also backed one against the University of Michigan, where a civil liberties watchdog sued, arguing the state flagship’s rules on harassment and bullying were unconstitutional. Both lawsuits were settled.

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