The University of Texas is facing a lawsuit over a campus policy that bans “rude speech.”
Speech First, a nonprofit membership association that advocates for free speech on college campuses, filed the lawsuit late last week.
“By failing to define highly subjective terms such as ‘offensive,’ ‘biased,’ ‘uncivil,’ and ‘rude,’ the University of Texas has given itself broad discretion to determine which speech — and whose speech — violates their policies,” Nicole Neily, the president and founder of Speech First, said in a release. “Unfortunately, this fails to pass Constitutional muster.”
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