CALIFORNIA — A student-run satirical publication will proceed with its lawsuit against the University of California San Diego now that an appeals court has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of the case. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that the university may have violated students’ rights to free speech. The… Continue reading A satirical student publication’s free speech rights may have been violated, court says
In a brief filed Monday, the SPLC and seven national press-freedom organizations argue that a federal district judge erred in concluding that a public university can discontinue funding for student media anytime for any reason, even if motivated to punish the editors for unwanted viewpoints.
The Student Press Law Center and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education have both sent letters of concern to the University of California at San Diego chancellor about the defunding of 13 student media outlets.
The University of California-San Diego student government defunded all 13 student media outlets in a targeted move at the controversial and often-offensive publication The Koala.
The Associated Students of University ofCalifornia San Diego (ASUCSD) has frozen funding for all student-funded mediaafter an outcry over statements broadcast on the Student Run Television (SRTV)channel.