The Student Press Law Center ("SPLC"), a national non-profitadvocacy group devoted to defending student journalists' First Amendmentrights, is urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court'sdecision striking down selective Virginia regulations that restrict the wordscollege student newspapers can use in advertisements for alcohol and bars.
A federal judge on Thursday issued a permanentinjunction barring Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control board fromenforcing two regulations that ban certain kinds of alcohol advertisements innewspapers.
A federal judge on Monday struck down astate ban on alcohol advertisements in student media, ruling the ban violatedthe First Amendment rights of student publications.
The U.S. House of Representatives onThursday passed a bill that would require colleges and universities to releasemore campus safety information and issue public warnings within 30 minutes of athreat or emergency.
VIRGINIA -- Virginia Tech violated federal law by failing to provide "timely warning" to students after campus police found the first two victims of the April 16 shootings, a complaint filed Monday by a campus safety watchdog organization alleges.
The state attorney general's office has filed itsresponse to a lawsuit that challengesthe constitutionality of a regulation prohibiting college student publicationsfrom running alcohol advertisements.
Two college student newspapers are challenging the constitutionality of aVirginia state regulation that prohibits college student publications from publishingalcohol ads.