The John Wall New Voices Act, the North Dakota law which gave rise to the New Voices movement, has been upgraded.
A North Dakota bill originally intended to protect trade secrets and university research will become a problem for reporters trying to access university Title IX investigation documents, if passed in its current form.
A new House bill could make the applications for top positions in North Dakota’s state universities exempt from the open records law.
North Dakota’s John Wall New Voices Act, the 2015 law that blazed the trail for today’s New Voices bills, is in line for an upgrade.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp spoke on the Senate floor Thursday in support of student free speech rights and New Voices legislation, which was passed by her home state of North Dakota in April.
Steve Listopad of North Dakota explains how university students led the force for the John Wall New Voices Act to become law. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean, music is Heavenly Harp by Tomas PhUsIoN (3.0 CC license).
The North Dakota Attorney General wrote that the North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association violated public record laws when it refused to release information about the candidates for the CEO position to a state newspaper.
Thursday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, when all schools must set aside time to teach about constitutional principles. For Constitution Day 2015, the SPLC has created a classroom lesson plan to get young people talking about the nation's newest student-rights statute, the New Voices of North Dakota Act, and how it fortifies their federally protected First Amendment rights.
North Dakota's John Wall New Voices Act ensures the free-speech rights of journalism students in North Dakota public schools and colleges.
North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law Thursday rules to further protect the free-speech rights of high school and college journalists.