College Settles Suit Rather Than Try To Justify ‘Speech Tax’ On Student Group

May 6, 2015

By Greg Piper at The College Fix

Remember the “security fee” that Boise State University charged a student group to host a pro-Second Amendment speaker on campus last year?

The school folded under pressure from civil liberties groups, and now Western Michigan University has done the same – only it had to shell out way more.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education announced that WMU settled the group’s Stand Up for Speech lawsuit by agreeing to “revise its policies to comply with the First Amendment and pay $35,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees...

Schools: Western Michigan University Cases: Western Michigan University – Stand Up For Speech Lawsuit FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project