In a major development in the movement for student press freedom, the American Bar Association has announced its support for New Voices legislation.
The University of Central Florida’s decision to suspend a student over a social media post -- and to later reverse the punishment -- has raised questions about the university’s approach to the First Amendment and social media.
Rhode Island lawmakers held a last-minute vote Thursday and unanimously passed two identical New Voices bills in the House and the Senate, then ratified the House version late Friday. Unless the governor vetoes it, House Bill 5550 will make Rhode Island the thirteenth state with a statute protecting student journalists.
For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price.
Students' First Amendment right to wear T-shirts with social or political statements is a fiercely disputed issue that regularly ends up in court. A new ruling from Tennessee adds to the consensus that speech on a T-shirt cannot be banned as "disruptive" just because it addresses an issue of social controversy such as LGBT rights.