James Madison University's student newspaper,The Breeze, and the Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorneyannounced an agreement today that will put an end to a legal battle overphotographs seized by police officers.
In a public show of solidarity, several professional andstudent newspapers published editorials this week admonishing the behavior ofthe Harrisonburg Police Department and the Commonwealth's Attorney MarshaGarst toward the James Madison University newspaper, The Breeze, lastweek.
The photographs seized on Friday from the newsroom ofJames Madison University's student newspaper, The Breeze, by theRockingham Commonwealth's Attorney are being held pending furthernegotiations.
Harrisonburg Police officers and the Commonwealth's Attorney for Rockingham County, Va. executed a search warrant in the newsroom of the James Madison University student newspaper Friday, seizing photographs of a recent riot near campus.
James Madison University has dropped the majorityof the charges brought against two school newspaper employees who faceddiscipline after entering a dorm to gather news.
The Judicial Affairs Office at James MadisonUniversity in Harrionsburg, Va., informed students today it intends to go aheadwith disciplinary proceedings against two student journalists for their effortsin reporting a story for JMU's paper, The Breeze.
Recent changes to the James Madison University (JMU)behavior code includes language that claims control over student expression,regardless of proximity to campus.