University of Texas violates Constitution with vague policies against ‘rude’ and ‘insensitive’ speech: lawsuit

Struck down in court 14 years ago for similar suppression of students

The University of Texas-Austin is not only chilling speech by threatening to punish students for “incivility,” “rude” and “insensitive” comments, and other undefined behaviors.

It’s facilitating harassment against groups who are frequently targeted as rude and insensitive for simply expressing their political opinions, especially the Young Conservatives of Texas, according to a lawsuit filed against the public university Thursday.

The nonprofit membership association Speech First targeted several policies and practices at UT that allegedly run afoul of the First and Fourteenth amendments.

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