The Supreme Court declined to hear the case of the former high school rapper who was suspended for posting online a profane rap song directed at two school coaches.
Hugh Hefner has pledged $37,500 to his alma mater high school newspaper, which was recently involved in a censorship battle with the school principal.
The lawsuit calls the University of South Carolina's free speech zone and anti-harassment policies unconstitutional.
The Student Press Law Center spoke to the New Jersey legislator who has proposed a bill that would make it a crime to take pictures of minors in public without parental consent. The bill has been called unconstitutional.
Representatives from the colleges said that releasing the names of accused students could create a chilling effect for reporting sexual assaults, but public access advocates said the public interest outweighs that consequence.
In a recently-surfaced video from an October protest, Melissa Click is seen shouting a profanity at police officers. Click is already suspended for her actions towards a student photojournalist in November.
A bill filed in Nebraska would require universities to only present a single candidate's name to the public during presidential searches instead of four.
The student editorial board slammed the decision by professional staff members to pull a strip club ad after media attention and reader backlash.
The student-run news site, KnightNews.com, had sued the university in 2013 for redacting public records and shutting reporters out of disciplinary hearings.
Both "New Voices" bills will now go to their state legislatures' rules committees after passing the initial committee votes.