Adisgruntled Christopher Newport University student allegedly resorted tonewspaper theft, confronting and informing a staff member about the theft onher way to the racks and boasting about it on Facebook.
A judge dismissed a libel suit Wednesday against theUniversity of Nebraska’s student newspaper after the plaintiff, a former Boardof Regents member, failed to satisfy his burden of proof in the four-year-oldlawsuit.
TheStudent Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday againstJohnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release openrecords, including nearly $10,000 to produce one day’s worth of emails.
Onestudent reporter’s alleged plagiarism led to formal university charges againstfive editors at the University of Virginia.
Despite all its good intentions, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act has often been misused by schools to deny any number of valid open records requests, leaving a string of court cases to interpret the law.A recent decision out of Arizona ended with a judge ruling a school district couldn’t claim a FERPA exemption on a settlement agreement with a former student who was strip-searched by school officials.The history on that case goes back many years and is well worth delving into, notably the Supreme Court ruling 8-1 that the girl’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
Nearlyeight years after the original incident, one legal footnote has been added to astoried case involving 13-year-old Savana Redding, who was strip-searched byschool officials looking for drugs.
The Davis Joint Unified School District in California is facing criticism after two high school journalists were pulled out of class and questioned by police.Alana de Hinojosa, editor in chief of The HUB newspaper at Davis High School, wrote an article last spring exploring the artistic value and criminal implications of graffiti.
Afterthree years of legislative back and forth, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signedSenate Bill 8, subjecting foundations, bookstores and other auxiliary organizationsthroughout California’s public university system to open records requests.
The University of Kentucky is facing backlash after the UK athletics department punished the Kernel student newspaper by revoking its invitation to a special media event.After freshman forward Anthony Davis circulated a Twitter post welcoming walk-ons Brian Long and Sam Malone to the team Sunday night, Kernel managing editor Aaron Smith wanted to confirm the news from the players.
When a high school newspaper adviser is fired, school administratorsoften face censorship accusations from the adviser’s supporters, a situation currently playingout in one Ohio school district.