A federal district court ruled Friday that a former college student whopublished a First Amendment-protected satirical newsletter was deprived of hisright against unreasonable search and seizure when police confiscated hiscomputer.
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Court rules former Howling Pig webmaster can sue prosecutor who authorized search warrant
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday thatformer University of Northern Colorado student Thomas Mink can sue a deputydistrict attorney for damages resulting from her approval of a warrant to searchMink's home and seize his computer for posting a website mocking a professor in2003.
Former Colo. student appeals dismissal of suit against prosecutor
A former University of Northern Colorado student will appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss his lawsuit against a prosecutor to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Student newspaper wins fight for independent funding
Editors at the University of Northern Colorado’s student newspaper have settled two lawsuits filed in the spring, guaranteeing the Mirror access to student government records and establishing the paper’s independent funding.
Editors sue student council for closed meetings
The Mirror’s former editor in chief Jessica Perciante, current editor in chief Heath Urie and current managing editor Christopher Marcheso allege that the university’s Student Representative Council and its president, Steve Gustafson, knowingly violated state open-meetings laws when they conducted closed-door meetings on Sept. 24, 2003, Nov. 19, 2003, and Feb. 4, 2004.
Student editors sue university trustees over funding cut
Three editors of a student newspaper are suing their university’s board of trustees, claiming that the board cut the newspaper’s funding because of its content.Editor in chief Heath Urie, managing editor Christopher Marcheso and news editor Andrew Rosenthal allege that the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to reduce of The Mirror’s funding by 40 percent because of articles that were critical of the board and the university’s Student Representative Council.
Student challenges criminal libel law
A student at the University of Northern Colorado is challenging the state’s criminal libel statute, saying it is unconstitutional after he was almost charged with the crime for comments he published in his satirical online publication.