Free Speech Triumphs at the University of Michigan

By Ken Blackwell
Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at Family Research Council. This article first appeared on Townhall.com on November 7, 2019.

In a victory for free speech on college campuses, Speech First, a nonprofit focused on defending the exercise of First Amendment rights, has agreed to a settlement with the University of Michigan that protects students’ free-speech rights and resolves the issues prompting the lawsuit.

This landmark victory for free expression means the University of Michigan can no longer intentionally chill student speech while ignoring the guaranteed protections of the First Amendment. The settlement paves the way for college students who may have been too fearful or too intimidated to express their opinions to finally embrace their free-speech rights and engage in true academic inquiry and discussion.  More…

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