Say Anything Sexual That Offends Anyone on Campus, You Must Be Punished or School Can Lose Federal Funding

May 10, 2013

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is alarmed today at a letter from the Departments of Justice and Education to the University of Montana. 

Here are some of the reasons why, from a FIRE press release:

In a letter sent yesterday to the University of Montana that explicitly states that it is intended as "a blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country," the Departments of Justice and Education have mandated a breathtakingly broad definition of sexual harassment that makes virtually every student in the United States a harasser while ignoring the First Amendment. The mandate applies to every college receiving federal funding—virtually every American institution of higher education nationwide, public or private...

Cases: Departments of Education and Justice: National “Blueprint” for Unconstitutional Speech Codes