The US Department of Justice is weighing in on a free speech case involving the University of Michigan.
The university is embroiled in a lawsuit challenging the school’s disciplinary codes that prohibit harassment and bullying.
The group claims the university's policies infringe on people’s constitutional rights.
And the justice department agrees. The department filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs Monday.
Devin O’Malley is a justice department spokesman:
“If we turned a blind eye to First Amendment rights on college campuses, then it’s only a matter of time before more and more rights of all individuals become infringed upon.”
The university insists the lawsuit and the justice department are seriously misstating university policy and painting a “false portrait of speech” on campus.