Attorney Ronald McGuire was dragged through multiple rounds of appeals by the College of Staten Island and the New York attorney general's office representing editors of a college newspaper, but will have only $56,000 to show for 19 years of legal work.
The Ohio high court had previously opened up police records at private universities, but denied the request for attorney fees or statutory damages.
Ronald McGuire, a lawyer who took on a student journalism press freedom case almost 18 years ago, is asking a federal appeals court to review en banc the decision over his attorney's fees.
The university is requesting attorney fees after winning a lawsuit filed by its student news site that accused the school of redacting public records and shutting reporters out of student disciplinary hearings.
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
--Derek Bok, Harvard president, 1971-91Unjustly firing a newspaper adviser and running off its editor-in-chief wasn't just costly to Chicago State University's reputation.A federal court ordered the university to pay $2,502.48 in court costs and $210,729.50 in attorney's fees after finding that professor Gerian Steven Moore and student editor George Providence II were unlawfully fired in violation of the First Amendment.U.S.