A high school student in Modesto, who claimed an ad in the school paper was intended to harass her, settled her case out of court earlier this year.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in December that records kept by a state university on animal research are exempt from the state's public records act. Dr. Scott Robinson was denied information on an Indiana University animal research project.
Hofstra University's student newspaper asked a New York state court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against it in June, claiming that writers accurately provided information on a sexual assault incident on campus.
A fickle advertiser at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) pursued a lengthy battle with the student newspaper over the paper's right to refuse their ad, and then withdrew the ad before it ran.
School administrators can place reasonable restrictions on the access rights of off-campus media to public schools, according to an opinion released by the state attorney general's office in June.
Good things come to those who wait -- a lesson the former editor of Mountlake Terrace High School's student newspaper will never forget. Stacey Burns is one of a select group of high school journalists who fought a court subpoena and won.
Advocates of free press rights for students gained ground in their fight this summer, thanks to the state supreme court's interpretation of the state student free expression law.
A state court of appeals ruled in January that the records and meetings of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation must be open to the public, overturning a lower court's decision.
A 10-word quote by an extracurricular club's vice president prompted the confiscation and destruction of the senior issue of the school's newspaper, the culmination of two months of student effort.
Thanks to a school policy at a private school in Reading, a student journalist and his class experienced public records access problems first hand.