SPLC commends the recent steps taken by the state of Iowa which enable student publication advisers to guide their students without fear of censorship or disciplinary action.
Rhode Island governor signs New Voices legislation into law
Not only was Rhode Island the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and establish statehood, but it is now the 13th state to ensure the free-expression rights of student journalists.
Nevada governor signs New Voices bill into law
Nevada students and journalists alike rejoiced when Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 240 into law late Friday night.
Nevada Senate confirms House vote and sends New Voices bill to Governor
Nevada’s New Voices bill, Senate Bill 420, passed the state legislature this week, awaiting only the governor’s signature before it becomes law.
Vermont Governor signs New Voices bill into law
It’s been a busy month in Vermont, where journalists have secured two First Amendment victories in a week after Gov. Phil Scott signed New Voices legislation on Thursday.
Arizona Governor vetoes New Voices bill
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed the New Voices bill, SB 1384, just a few days after the General Assembly wrapped up their legislative session.
Vermont takes major steps to protect journalists – ALL journalists
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed Senate Bill 96, a reporter shield law that will protect journalists – even unpaid ones working outside of mainstream professional news organizations – from being forced to share information gained in confidence.
After 25 years, Arizona legislature votes to secure free press rights for students
It was 25 years in the making, but student press protections finally passed the Arizona legislature Tuesday.
New Voices tallies big win in Vermont
After months of back-and-forth, student press protections are on their way to the governor’s desk in Vermont.
The fat lady is just warming up: New Voices legislation is pushing on throughout the country
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.