TENNESSEE -- The First Amendment rights of four high school football players were not infringed when they were kicked off the team after petitioning against the coach, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Author: Tim Hoffine
Students, adviser reach agreements with college
Karen Bosley’s long fight against Ocean County College is finally over.
Journalists at Flagler College continue struggle
The newspaper for a private college in Florida will keep its mission to enhance the image of the school and will stay under the college’s control even after students protested and resigned over their concerns the paper had been censored.
Connecticut panel completes newspaper review
Members of a task force that reviewed journalism practices at Central Connecticut State University are giving the process mixed reviews, including a student editor and newspaper adviser who say it has caused a chilling effect on campus.
When student newspapers get tough with student governments, student leaders pull out an important bargaining chip
Student journalists in Florida and New Jersey are the latest to come to terms with student governments after their funding was pulled — saying student governments objected to the content of their papers.
Thomas' opinion considered extreme
Reaching back to the history of America’s public education system and a legal principle known as “in loco parentis,” Associate Justice Clarence Thomas offered the most extreme opinion in June’s Morse v. Frederick U.S. Supreme Court decision.
10th Circuit rules in Kansas State adviser dismissal case
KANSAS -- Former student newspaper editors who sued Kansas State University administrators when their adviser was fired in 2004 do not have a First Amendment claim because they are no longer enrolled in school, the 10th U.S.
Adviser Bosley settles case with Ocean County College
Ocean County College will pay reinstated newspaper adviser Karen Bosley $90,000and return her to teaching journalism classes to settle a lawsuit she filed when the school took away her classes and refused to renew her contract as adviser in December 2005, Bosley said in an e-mail.
Second Circuit Court rules in decade-old student government election case
NEW YORK -- The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially upheld a district court ruling today, finding that a college president did violate the First Amendment when she nullified student elections after the school newspaper published an endorsement for a candidate. The court also remanded the determination of the president's liability to the district court.
Tennessee State U. yearbook adviser contract not renewed
TENNESSEE -- Tennessee State University's student yearbook will go without an adviser indefinitely, after student publications adviser Pamela Foster's contract was only renewed for the newspaper adviser position.