DOJ Supports Free Speech Group Suing University Of Michigan

Last month I wrote about a lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan by a group called Speech First. The University encouraged people to anonymously report incidents of bias, telling them “The most important indication of bias is your own feelings.” Speech First filed the lawsuit on behalf of current U of M students who feel speech on campus is chilled by the possibility that anything they say on a controversial topic could result in them being reported and disciplined. Today the Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in the case, supporting the lawsuit brought by Speech First.

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