Free Speech

Western Michigan University To Pay $35K Settlement In Free Speech LawsuitWestern Michigan University is paying $35,000 to settle a lawsuit from a student group that said school policies unlawfully limit free speech on campus.
Redskins: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech RightsA federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
Judge Rules In Favor Of College Student In Twitter DisputeA judge says a Twitter account intended to poke fun at a mid-Michigan lawyer is protected by the First Amendment.
Full Appeals Court Will Rehear Bible Believers, Arab Festival CaseA federal appeals court has agreed to take another look at a First Amendment claim made by Christian evangelists who were told to leave an Arab-American street festival or be ticketed by police in Dearborn.
Student Wins Free-Speech Lawsuit Against TeacherA Michigan teacher who kicked a student out of class after the teen made a comment against homosexuality during a high school anti-bullying day was ordered to pay $1 for violating his free speech rights.
'Boycott Israel' Ad Barred From Ann Arbor BusesIt's billboard emblazoned with a spider crushing skulls and the words: "Boycott Israel, Boycott Apartheid.
Court Revives Lawsuit By Prison Employee A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit by a Michigan prison employee who says she was illegally reassigned after telling lawmakers that officials were coddling inmates, partly by allowing rap contests.
MSU Parking Ticket Leads To Case At Supreme CourtThe Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a free-speech case that began with a parking ticket at Michigan State University.
Dearborn Pays $100,000 In Lawsuit By EvangelistsThe city of Dearborn has paid $100,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a Christian evangelist whose free-speech rights were violated at a popular Arab-American street festival.
Ann Arbor Bus Agency Sued Over Anti-Israel AdThe American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against an Ann Arbor bus agency after it refused to allow an ad that says, "Boycott Israel."
Court: Dearborn Violated Evangelist's RightsA Detroit suburb violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at an Arab-American street festival last year, a federal appeals court said Thursday.