Supreme Court asked to hear case about criminalizing “disruptive” speech to school employees, SPLC signs onto brief siding with students

Editor's Note: The Student Press Law Center signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief from the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida. This story was originally published by the Brechner Center. Read or download the full brief. A Kentucky statute making it a crime punishable by a year in jail to speak… Continue reading Supreme Court asked to hear case about criminalizing “disruptive” speech to school employees, SPLC signs onto brief siding with students

NEWS RELEASE: SPLC brief supports opening Michigan Regents meetings

In a brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center and leading news-media organizations ask the Michigan Supreme Court to take on a case challenging the legality of secret “pre-meeting meetings” where trustees of Michigan universities discuss public business behind closed doors.

O'Brien v. Welty

Neil O’Brien, a conservative student activist attending California State University-Fresno, was disciplined in September 2011 after he confronted two professors at their offices, with a video camera rolling, asking questions about their involvement in a campus magazine that O’Brien believed to be liberally biased.