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Judges say they have ‘little trouble’ finding constitutional violations on the part of university officials, who are accused of arbitrarily restricting a conservative-leaning student newspaper’s distribution.
University president says investigation found evidence that editorial content was discussed by the campus funding committee.
The board ‘met all the key points we asked for,’ says former editor-in-chief, who was among the student workers who walked out last week over concern control of Red & Black was being taken from them.
After non-student is named editorial director with final say on content, a Red and Black editor says, ‘The students have lost control of the paper, and a student newspaper is supposed to be run by students.’
It’s good news for almost everyone as federal judge orders Chicago State University to reinstate adviser fired in dispute over stories that ran in the college newspaper.
East Carolina University officials cause damage to themselves, students and press freedom by firing college newspaper adviser.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ban on alcohol advertising in Virginia's college newspapers.
The Court today turned away an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the newspapers. The appeal argued that the ban is an unconstitutional restraint on speech.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in [...]
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At least in Illinois, a legal case inimical to college press freedom appears to be dead.
In 2005, the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stunned college media across the country when it decided in Hosty v. Carter that college administrators could, without violating the First Amendment, exercise editorial control over campus newspapers. [...]
SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego has halted funding for student media after a TV show ridiculed black students who were outraged by a party mocking Black History Month.
The head of the school’s student government froze funding for campus media outlets last week after one, Koala TV, ran an episode on the [...]
A scene in the 1987 movie “The Untouchables” shows Sean Connery as a Chicago beat cop instructing federal agent Kevin Costner on how to play tough in the Windy City. Connery finishes his bare-knuckles-to-handguns lesson with this flourish: “… and that’s the Chicago Way!”
Northwestern University journalism students and their professor are getting a taste of [...]
What is it about sex?
Ah, let me rephrase that now that I have your interest: What is it about sex and the First Amendment?
From censors who attack music — often under misimpressions about sexual content — to those who trumpet the virtues of “smaller, less-intrusive government” except when calling on it to enforce some personal [...]
HELENA, Mont. — A sex column in the University of Montana newspaper is under attack by a law professor who says the cloak of press freedom is being used to defend writing that is “embarrassingly unprofessional” and reflects poorly on the university and its faculty.
Assistant Professor Kristen Juras wants the Montana Kaimin to reconsider its [...]
Although the First Amendment covers public high school and college journalists as well as their professional counterparts, the student press often faces censorship the professional press does not. When student media are suppressed, the Student Press Law Center tries to be an ally to those who are censored.
“Student journalism is inherently different (from professional journalism) [...]
Editor's note: The Associated Press reported later that Daily Nebraska Editor Brian Hernandez said he and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman were resolving their dispute. Hernandez said he and Perlman had reached an agreement in which the university would try to make administrators available to talk to student reporters, and that reporters would try [...]
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court yesterday ruled in two Freedom of Information Act disputes affecting state universities and when personal information can become public. The “FOI side” lost in both decisions.
In one case, the court unanimously expanded what is exempt from public disclosure by redefining information “of a personal nature.”
The University of Michigan [...]