Speech First- Legal Group Launches to Sue Universities that Don’t Uphold the First Amendment
Colleges and universities that violate the First Amendment rights of their students may soon find themselves in court.
Speech First launched on Wednesday with a mission to support the free-speech rights of students “on campus, in the courts, and in the media.”
Nicole Neily, president of Speech First, said the legal group will level the playing field between college students and the powerful institutions they attend.
“When students’ speech rights on campus are violated, it’s tough to fight back,” Ms. Neily said in a statement. “A lone student doesn’t stand a chance against a school with a huge endowment and an army of lawyers. It’s a real David versus Goliath situation. That’s why Speech First was created.”