UC has drafted a policy that explicitly bars student governments from spending mandatory student fees on ballot initiative campaigns, angering ASUC officials who say the university is cutting back their free speech.
Is it a free speech right to spend mandatory student fees on whatever you want? I'd doubt it. After all, no legislature makes budgets on free speech grounds. You don't hear Congress saying "How dare you question our budget, you're cutting back our free speech!" Seriously, the "Your violating my free speech" line is so worn it's becoming meaningless. Save it for free speech issues, not budgeting.