Missouri High School Students Sue School for Firing Their Newspaper Adviser

Staff members of a Missouri high school newspaper filed a First Amendment suit against their school in October after school officials fired their newspaper adviser.

Students at Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, Mo., claim that their former adviser, Valerie Halas, was removed from her position after she refused to censor stories to which school officials had objected.

CDAII signed into law

On the INTERNET REGULATION front, in late October Congress passed a new law that would make it a crime to "knowingly" communicate "for commercial purposes" material considered "harmful to minors." Penalties include jail time and fines of up to $50,000 for each day of violation.