Columbia University sued for suspending two pro-Palestinian student groups last fall

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan on behalf of a pair of pro-Palestinian student groups that were suspended last fall after their protests pushing for a cease-fire in Gaza allegedly violated university policy.

The groups were not given the chance to appeal their suspensions and their suspensions were renewed past the fall semester, according to the lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court, which argued the move “violates long-established law requiring private universities to comply with their own disciplinary procedures and requiring punishment be proportionate to alleged offenses.”

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