A recent Supreme Court decision raises doubt about the constitutionality of government restrictions on alcohol advertising in college newspapers.
A trial court judge sided with a University of Toledo student and the local newspaper in his May decision to open the school's athletic director search committee meetings to the public.
A Virginia Tech official has filed an $850,000 libel lawsuit against the student newspaper for identifying her as the school's "director of butt licking."
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.