Two student newspapers last weeksuccessfully fought off subpoenas seeking unpublished materials as evidence inunrelated criminal cases.
When free student newspapers are stolen on university campuses, campus and city police often do not believe it is a crime because they say there is no law under which to prosecute the theft. This spring, six student newspapers experienced that questionable line of thinking first hand.
A university newspaper lost a major open meetingsbattle on June 1 when the California Supreme Court ruled in favorof the University of California's Board of Regents. The Daily Nexus at the University of California at SantaBarbara alleged that through private phone calls, the 25-memberboard of regents, which included then-Gov. Pete Wilson, solicited votes to repeal the university's affirmative action policy before a public meeting on July 20, 1995.