ACLU Defends Ann Coulter: 'A Loss For The 1st Amendment'
The American Civil Liberties Union defended Ann Coulter's right to speak at the University of California-Berkeley, The Hill reported.
The ACLU said the "heckler's veto" is a shameful way to deprive someone of their First Amendment rights.
The heckler’s veto of Coulter's Berkeley speech is a loss for the 1st Amendment. We must protect speech on campus, even when hateful.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) April 26, 2017
However, the advocacy group called her speeches "hateful," but maintained that her rights should still be protected.
Coulter announced Wednesday that her speech would not go forward as planned because her main sponsor "joined the other team."
The ACLU joins other common Coulter critics in defending the New York native's right to speak on a college campus.
Earlier this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Coulter should be allowed to speak and that her critics should simply not attend.