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Judge Dismisses Berkeley Suit
Harassment alleged by Jewish students during political events at the University of California, Berkeley is protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled last week in dismissing a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students.
Jessica Felber and Brian Maissy sued the University of California, Berkeley President Mark Yudoff and others, claiming they all failed to protect the students from verbal and physical assaults.
But the examples enumerated in the suit are not enough to prove liability, wrote U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg. Instances of intimidation include SJP speakers calling one of the plaintiffs a "terrorist supporter" in front of 100 people at an event and mock checkpoints erected on campus complete with "realistic looking assault weapons."
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