Free speech group sues Indiana University over crackdown on biased speech

Bias Reporting Systems

June 12, 2024

Recent pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel protests at colleges across the country have thrust the issue of on-campus free speech into the spotlight — but an advocacy group has been quietly working the legal system to protect students’ right to express themselves without fear.

Speech First has won a series of court battles over colleges’ attempts to restrict their students’ speech with bias response teams and other monitoring activities, often accusing schools of exhibiting bias against conservative or religious speech. Now it has Indiana University — one of the nation’s top research schools — in its sights.

“BRTs have increased on campuses over the last decade. In more recent years since COVID, we have seen them more widely used and advertised,” said Speech First Executive Director Cherise Trump.

Read more here at The Washington Times.

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