Lawsuit Targets Campus ‘Speech Tax’

October 22, 2014

By Blake Neff at The Daily Caller

A civil liberties organization is taking a Michigan university to court as part of its aggressive campaign to check speech limitations on America’s college campuses.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has filed a federal lawsuit against Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo over what it alleges is an illegal “speech tax” the school levies on speakers whose views are deemed extreme or controversial...

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