University sued over constitutionality of Bias Response Team

Bias Response Teams

The University of Michigan is the first university in the nation to receive a federal lawsuit regarding the effect of the U-M Bias Response Team on freedom of speech throughout campus.

On Tuesday, Speech Firstan organization of students, citizens and alumni advocating free speech on college campuses, filed a federal lawsuit against the University, challenging the Bias Response Team’s accordance with the U.S. Constitution and calling for a permanent injunction prohibiting the Bias Response Team from investigating students.

Speech First President Nicole Neily said the organization is filing the injunction against the University based on three main factors.

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