'Unwelcome speech' policy at university draws attention of U.S. senator

Monday, July 8, 2013
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) is seeking answers from the Department of Justice about a controversial settlement with the University of Montana involving a censorship policy.

Watchdog groups are upset because the policy on "unwelcome speech," intended to prevent sexual harassment, is broad and poorly defined and could lead to abuse.

Azhar Majeed of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says Senator McCain's involvement is welcome.

Now that a prominent political figure is asking questions, "it only adds to the pressure that's on these departments to explain their position and hopefully to reverse what they said in that settlement," Majeed tells OneNewsNow.

Majeed

He says the Department of Justice first began its investigation at the university because of a problem with sexual assaults. According to the FIRE spokesman, the university is now "promulgating" a "broad and very new policy" about sexual harassment that has gone unexplained so far.

Like many conservatives, Majeed says McCain is also concerned about the Justice Department's plans to use this policy as a "blueprint" for speech policies on campuses nationwide.

Read Sen. McCain's letter to the Department of Justice

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