IJR: Free Speech Group Suing University Over Rule Allowing Students to Report ‘Bias’ That Hurts Their ‘Feelings’

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Speech First, a legal group dedicated to protecting free speech, is suing the University of Michigan, claiming that its harassment policy violates the First Amendment by allowing people to report incidents of perceived bias based on their feelings.

The group’s Tuesday suit claims the university advises students: “The most important indication of bias is your own feelings.” After a student files their complaint, a “Bias Response Team” can threaten the offending student with disciplinary action unless they undergo “individual education,” “unconscious bias training,” or “restorative justice.”

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