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.
The legislation would extend the deadline for Georgia colleges' athletic departments to respond to public records requests from 3 days to 90.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated on Monday a former Valdosta State University student’s claim that he was expelled in 2007 in retaliation for a Facebook post that criticized the institution’s president.
A partnership with Georgia Public Media will not provide any specific benefits for student deejays at the university, members of the WRAS-FM student radio station said after a meeting with officials from the university and the state media network.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s actions were “substantially justified” when it failed to provide a student journalist a timeline indicating when his public records request would be fulfilled and for delaying the delivery of the records, a county court ruled last week.
One story we've been following very closely here is the controversy surrounding the fate of Georgia State University's student-run radio station. After negotiating for years in secret, Georgia State University entered into an agreement (let's not use the word contract, just yet) with Georgia Public Broadcasting to give the latter organization 14 hours of daytime analog signal, depriving WRAS students of an educational opportunity and the community of a 42-year tradition of original music.
Georgia State University has postponed the start of a deal that will switch WRAS-FM daytime broadcasting to Georgia Public Broadcasting after a nearly month-long protest by student and alumni deejays and supporters.
The state attorney general’s office has withdrawn a motion that was asking a judge to order a student journalist to remove public records from his blog.
Attorneys for the state of Georgia have asked a judge to order a student journalist to remove from his blog documents that the state gave him through a public records request.
It's been a little over a week since the student radio staff at Georgia State University's radio station learned of a deal that gives the state's public broadcasting affiliate control over daytime programming hours on the WRAS analog FM signal. The protest against the agreement has grown steadily in the days since students were told. Here's a rundown of what's happened since we last wrote about the situation: