Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox News today that the violent Berkeley groups responsible for cancelling Ann Coulter‘s campus speech are in direct violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
“The protesters win by scaring people into silence which is known in the law as the heckler’s veto,” said the Judge.
“When this happens on government property, and the Berkeley campus is owned by the state of California, a case has been made” for a violation of law, Napolitano continued.
Student organizers of the previously-planned Ann Coulter event say they were emailed by Berkeley administrators, who said they were unable to “find a safe suitable venue” for Coulter.
But before that, the college had already placed several restrictions on the speaker that many feel themselves violated the Constitution.
“I’m afraid we’re in danger of losing free speech,” worried Napolitano on Fox.
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