Appeals court won't apply Hazelwood to teacher trainee's case, instead creates new "professional standards" exception

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.

Hazelwood outbreak alert! Infectious Supreme Court ruling jumps the Pacific.

A federal court in Hawaii has become the latest to apply the Supreme Court's Hazelwood standard -- a ruling about the rights of kids attending K-12 schools -- to the First Amendment claims of an adult-age college student.In a ruling issued last month, a federal district judge threw out the claims of a University of Hawaii senior, Mark L.