A federal appeals court sided with the University of Hawaii's dismissal of a student who made unprofessional comments that the university believed rendered him unfit to enter the teaching profession. The ruling appears to lower the bar for the protection of students' speech when enrolled in a pre-professional program, enabling colleges to remove those students even without showing that their speech was unlawful or disruptive.
Tag: Ninth Circuit
Ninth Circuit upholds advertising ban in public broadcasting
In an opinion released this week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld broad restrictions on advertising in public broadcasting, including over-the-air student-run broadcast stations.
Ninth Circuit gives school officials (limited) license to punish students’ threatening online speech
Whether public schools can regulate students' off-campus speech just as if the speech occurred on campus is a recurring legal issue that will arise with increasing frequency now that state legislatures are putting schools into the business of policing online bullying.The Ninth Circuit U.S.