Month: January 2018

Attorney General Becerra Announces Plea in Crimes Involving Islamic Religious Center

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that defendant Mark Feigin has pled to two misdemeanor charges involving harassing electronic communication to an Islamic center and attempts to dissuade a law enforcement officer from testifying against him. The defendant entered the plea in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Sentencing in this case is scheduled for May 1, 2018.

Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in California College Free Speech Case

The Department of Justice today filed a Statement of Interest in Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans v. Janet Napolitano. The plaintiffs, Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) and Young America’s Foundation (YAF), allege that the University of California, Berkeley, enforced a double standard when applied to free speech. BCR alleges that UC Berkeley applied a more rigorous and highly discretionary set of rules to their organization compared to other campus groups, especially with respect to “high-profile” campus speakers.

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