He was rushing to school that January morning after digging his car out of 10 inches of accumulated snow and ice. Somehow, his car started despite the below-zero temperatures. No matter, it was not the tardy bell he was worried about; he just wanted to make it to town in time for the parade.
Tag: Spring 2007
'Bong Hits' decision could curb student expression
Nearly 40 years have passed since Mary Beth Tinker first entered the vaunted halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the plaintiff in the landmark student expression case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District has heard her name invoked countless times as the gold standard protecting students’ free expression rights.
Privacy law strikes at heart of newspapers
When Patrick Esfeller, a junior at Louisiana State University, learned he was under investigation from school administrators, he says his feelings quickly moved from shock to outrage.
Criminal libel laws battled out West
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of claims made in a lawsuit that challenged the state’s criminal libel statute that was filed by a former University of Northern Colorado student.
A culture of open records
This spring, the SPLC celebrated Sunshine Week, an annual event that encourages organizations to promote open government Although Sunshine Week is celebrated in March, advocates and journalists agree that open government should be an everyday occurrence.
Open records season
Student free expression proposals sweep legislatures from coast to coast, some survive, but others meet an early end
Claire Lueneburg and Sara Eccleston were just seniors at Everett High School when they filed a federal lawsuit against their school.
College and universities looking for new leadership insist that secrecy is the only way to attract the best candidates.
Illinois takes on Hosty
When the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Hosty v. Carter two years ago, it was heralded as the greatest blow against student press rights in almost two decades.
Incident highlights importance of Clery Act
By Jared TaylorAfter University of Tampaofficials had failed to notify students and the student newspaper about a rapereported on campus, the university is reviewing its crime reporting proceduresto ensure they are in accordance with federal statutes.