NEWS RELEASE: SPLC brief supports opening Michigan Regents meetings

In a brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center and leading news-media organizations ask the Michigan Supreme Court to take on a case challenging the legality of secret “pre-meeting meetings” where trustees of Michigan universities discuss public business behind closed doors.

Michigan student press freedom bill clears committee vote, heads to Senate floor

SPLC's Frank LoMonte, high school journalist Chris Robbins and Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Director Jeremy Steele testified on behalf of Michigan's New Voices bill.

A Michigan Senate committee unanimously passed New Voices legislation that would protect student journalists’ free speech rights in the Great Lakes State. Before voting 5-0 on Senate Bill 848 on Tuesday, state senators on the Committee on Judiciary heard testimony in support of New Voices legislation that would protect student journalists’ right to free speech and of… Continue reading Michigan student press freedom bill clears committee vote, heads to Senate floor