The Hillary campaign is above the law.
Via The College Fix:
Students for Hillary at the University of Chicago, an unofficial group at the school, appeared to violate campus policies against using school resources for political campaigning in its work for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
It held phone banks for Clinton on Sept. 28, and Oct. 12, according to a since-removed Facebook post and a Google Docs form.
According to the four-year-old Political Campaign Activity Memorandum from the Office of Legal Counsel, which the university confirmed to The College Fix is current, “University facilities may not be used for political fundraising or any other partisan political campaign activities.”
The policy also remains linked from an undated page on student hosts’ responsibilities for their guests, specifically naming political candidates.
“Because students are not regarded as speaking for the University, the rules pertaining to student groups are somewhat less restrictive than those applicable to others within the University community,” the policy reads.
“Student groups that are registered with the Office of the Reynolds Club & Student Affairs, or their respective division or professional school, may use University facilities for meetings as long as no political fundraising is conducted, the usual and customary fees for the facilities are charged, and participation in such activities is limited to members of the University community.”
The policy, however, requires “prior approval” from both Student Affairs and the Office of Legal Counsel. It’s not clear whether Students for Hillary was also making clear “in its written materials and at its events or meetings” that participants were not speaking “on behalf of the University,” as required by the policy.
It’s also not clear why Students for Hillary stopped its on-campus phone banking. Asked by The Fix whether it got permission to use university buildings for phone banking, the group said in a Facebook message “we have never been a Recognized Student Organization, are not supported by or affiliated with the University and are no longer using University facilities.”