Temple University's now-abandoned sexual harassment policy was declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on First Amendment grounds because it could chill the speech of students even if there was no proof that it would "substantially disrupt" school operations or interfere with the rights of others. Christian DeJohn had claimed that during his time as a graduate student there, his free speech rights were violated by a "speech code" that was vague, overbroad and stifled conservative views.
Court Rejects Temple's Sexual Harassment Policy
The Legal Intelligencer
August 5, 2008