“In recent years, many institutions of higher education have failed to uphold these freedoms, and free speech has come under attack on campuses across the country,” the justice department said in a statement of interest filed in federal court. The statement was filed in a suit brought by a group looking to bring down U-M’s speech code.
“Freedom of speech and expression on the American campus are under attack,” Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio said in a statement. “This Justice Department, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is committed to promoting and defending Americans’ first freedom at public universities.”
The statement came in a suit filed in May by a group called Speech First.
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