Jeff Sessions’ Justice Dept. Is Intervening in Another Campus Speech Case — Its Fourth
Jeff Sessions promised that his Department of Justice would be more involved in cases of alleged censorship on college campuses, and the agency continues to deliver on his word.
The department on Monday issued a “statement of interest” in a free-speech lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor by a group called Speech First.
“The United States’ Statement of Interest argues that the University of Michigan’s Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which prohibits ‘harassment,’ ‘bullying,’ and ‘bias,’ is unconstitutional because it offers no clear, objective definitions of the violations,” the department said. “Instead, the Statement refers students to a wide array of ‘examples of various interpretations that exist for the terms,’ many of which depend on a listener’s subjective reaction to speech.”
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