Worst 30 seconds of my life: federal court ruling leaves the First Amendment on a lonely island

Student athletes who made a racy CD including sex-humor songs for their bus ride to an "away" softball game lost their First Amendment challenge, but can still dispute whether their removal from the team was retaliation for discontinuing pregame prayers against their coach's wishes. 

Hazelwood Inspires Student’s Testimony

When Hope Johnson was a freshman in high school, her journalism instructor taught her class the history of American journalism. But one lesson in history stuck out the most to her, and even struck a nerve. The Hazelwood case. “It made me slightly angry, but mostly confused,” said Johnson. “I was under the impression that… Continue reading Hazelwood Inspires Student’s Testimony

Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee

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RHODE ISLAND — A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended. The bill, which was part of the nationwide ‘New Voices’ campaign, would also protect student media advisors from being retaliated against for content… Continue reading Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee

Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly

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NEW JERSEY— State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media. Co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, R-Sussex, and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, the legislation aims to protect students from administrative censorship. The bill was originally introduced by an outgoing assemblywoman near the end… Continue reading Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly