University of Michigan pushes back against free speech lawsuit

The University of Michigan is pushing back against a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the school’s “Bias Response Team” and policies that allegedly chill campus speech. In a court filing on Friday, the university said the lawsuit,…

Julia Montag: The physics of free speech

Newton’s third law of motion states every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It implies forces always exist in pairs. For example, if you attempt to push a car uphill in neutral, you can…

Michigan Fires Back on Free Speech Lawsuit

The University of Michigan blasted a Justice Department-backed free speech lawsuit against it Friday, calling it “a false caricature” of the institution’s rules on free expression. Last month, a new watchdog group, Speech First, …

WSJ: Responding to the Bias Response Team

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently promised to be “vigilant” in defending free-speech rights on campus, and last week the Justice Department followed through by scoring the University of Michigan for chilling speech. Justice filed a…