Suit alleges UM disciplinary code limits speech

A new conservative group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Michigan, saying its disciplinary code is unconstitutional because it prohibits free speech.

Speech First, based in Washington, said the disciplinary code is so vague that anyone could be accused of and punished for harassment and bias.

The group, which said it’s suing on behalf of three unnamed students, also objects to the school’s use of a Bias Response Team, which, even if it doesn’t punish someone, has a chilling effect on the campus just by its existence, its suit claims.

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