Supreme Court asked to intervene in Fairfax and Virginia Tech education lawsuits

Bias Reporting Systems

August 22, 2023

The second case seeking review at the Supreme Court is against Virginia Tech for its campus speech policies that advocates claim have a chilling effect and are an affront to the First Amendment.

This case was brought by the advocacy group Speech First in April 2021, challenging the school’s bias reporting system policy which the group says threatens students and silences their abilities to speak without threat of disciplinary action.

The system was created for students to report each other for what they consider to be incidents of “bias,” which, as Speech First maintains, is extremely broad and therefore dangerous to free speech. Those incidents are assessed by “bias response teams,” which have the ability to enforce disciplinary action on the offending student.

Read more here at: Washington Examiner.

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