Fallbrook Union High School District in Fallbrook, Calif. -- which censored the student newspaper, The Tomahawk, and thencanceled its journalism program and removed the journalism adviser who foughtthe censorship -- has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violation of thestudent journalists' free-speech rights.
Student journalists fear plan will allow administration to control content
Los Angeles City College (LACC) administrators and the school's student newspaper adviser and staff are at odds over a proposed plan to incorporate the newspaper's budget into the student activities department, a move student journalists fear would give administrators an opening to exercise prior review over the contents of the paper.
Court says sexual harassment policy blocks students' First Amendment rights
A federal district court ruled last week that theLos Angeles Community College District (LACCD) sexual harassment policy, whichalso governs campus speech, was overly broad in blocking students' FirstAmendment rights.
Calif. university student threatened after posting interview online
A California college student says a U.S. representative's staff member threatened her with arrest and legal action after she posted a recorded interview with the representative's press secretary online.
Judge rules against district's affirmative defenses in high school censorship, adviser case
A California school district will likely have a harder time defending itself from a lawsuit filed by several high school journalists and their adviser after a district judge denied most of its affirmative defenses this month.
Principal withholds student magazine because of tattoo story, cover
A California principal has confiscated copies of a student magazine, claiming its cover image promotes gang life and telling its staff they cannot distribute the issue.