DELAWARE -- A student sued the University of Delaware Wednesday, claiming the school violated his First Amendment rights by suspending him for material on his Web site that some students, the school claims, considered offensive.
Billy Embree was trying to help his college’s janitors fight for higher wages. He ended up fighting a suspension.
Out of time and out of photos, the editors of The Windup, the yearbook at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., needed more pictures of their classmates to fill blank pages. So they logged on to the wellspring of party photos and candid snapshots on the social networking site Facebook.com, republishing photos students had posted online — without credit or permission.
CONNECTICUT -- A rising senior at Lewis S. Mills High School who was removed from her student government post for comments she made on her blog sued the school district July 16, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated.
NEW YORK -- An eighth-grader's suspension for sharing an AOL Instant Messenger buddy icon depicting his teacher being shot was upheld by the Second U.S.
PENNSYLVANIA -- A school district violated the First Amendment by suspending a student who created a satirical profile of his principal on MySpace.com, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled July 10.
CALIFORNIA -- A California superior court Monday scrapped the dress code at Redwood Middle School, citing the Supreme Court's affirmation of basic student expression rights in the recently decided "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case.
MARYLAND -- With blank pages to fill and their deadline looming, the yearbook editors at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., turned to the social networking site Facebook.com, publishing party photos and candid snapshots that students had posted online -- without credit or permission.
CALIFORNIA -- Students at the University of California at San Diego used fliers and the social networking site Facebook.com to protest the administration's proposed new restrictions on student free speech and free assembly.
CALIFORNIA -- A student blogger at the University of California at Berkeley lost a small claims libel lawsuit filed against him by a FrontPageMag.com columnist whose articles the student's blog scrutinized.