Appeals court hands Arizona student group First Amendment victory in battle over withheld fee support

Student fees can't be withheld to punish student organizations for their political viewpoints, a federal appeals court rules, in a case that could benefit campus news outlets facing censorship-by-checkbook from their administrators.

Appeals court's "ethnic studies" ruling fortifies students' rights to receive information

A federal appeals court allowed student plaintiffs to go forward with due process and First Amendment challenges to the state of Arizona's decision to eliminate "ethnic studies" courses from the K-12 curriculum. The court's 3-0 decision is remarkable for recognizing that students have a constitutionally protected right to receive information even in the classroom setting, a principle that may strengthen the hand of future student plaintiffs.