A half-dozen free speech groups are backing a University of South Carolina student who says his First Amendment rights were violated by university administrators.
Georgia law against insulting public school officials in front of students ruled unconstitutional
Can you be arrested for insulting a school employee? No, says a 7-0 ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court, striking down a state statute that criminalized verbally abusing a school employee in the presence of a student.
Intern reporter arrested covering Black Lives Matter protests in Baton Rouge
A Juvenile Justice Information Exchange intern was among at least three reporters arrested Sunday night while covering protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee
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.
Bill protecting students’ press rights re-introduced to NJ Assembly
State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media.
New York Senate passes bill to restrict ‘hate speech’ at universities
The New York Senate passed a bill last month that would ban funding for student groups which encourage hate speech.
Knight News files third lawsuit against UCF, claims student government held secret meetings
A student news organization filed its third lawsuit against the University of Central Florida last month after the student government budget committee met and discussed the organization’s multi-million dollar budget in secret and did not comply with open records requests, according to the complaint.