Texas State University is sued over speech restrictions

Apr 19, 2023 | Political News

Free speech nonprofit Speech First has sued Texas State University over its “harassment” and computer policies, alleging they violate students’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

We obtained a copy of the complaint for you here.

The university’s harassment policy bans “unwelcome verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct” deemed “sufficiently severe or pervasive” targeted at people based on factors like sex, gender, and race.

The lawsuit argues that the policy chills the speech of students by discouraging them from “expressing views that are outside the mainstream about the political and social issues of the day.”

The computer policy bans students from using “informational resources” provided by the university to “affect the result of a local, state, or national election.”