Information about unpaid parking tickets of student athletes and coaches as well as information about related NCAA violations must be open to the public, Maryland's high court ruled in December.
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Court rejects term paper ad claim
Boston University's lawsuit against companies that sell term papers over the Internet was thrown out by a federal judge in December. But university officials say they will refile the case in state court.
Judge's order against publishing juvenile names rejected on appeal
A trial court's ruling that prevented a commercial newspaper from printing the names of juveniles who testified during an open court proceeding was an "unlawful prior restraint on the press," determined the state's highest court in November.
California adopts law against unauthorized ad inserts
Unauthorized advertising does not have a home in the folds of Golden State newspapers anymore.
Underground editor succeeds in battle
The editor of an alternative high school newspaper was given permission to distribute his publication on campus following a well-publicized dispute with school officials in which approximately 500 papers were confiscated.
Supreme Court denies final court hearing for teacher
The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 5 to hear the appeal of a North Carolina high school drama teacher who was involuntarily transferred from her job after community members complained about a play performed by her advanced acting class.
Mo. students sue school after adviser is removed
Staff members of a Missouri high school newspaper filed a First Amendment suit against their school in October after school officials removed their newspaper adviser.
Idaho judge ungags teachers
An Idaho state court judge ruled in October that a school district's policy prohibiting teachers from talking with the media during the school day was unconstitutional.
Hawaii board proposes mandatory prior review
While state legislatures continue to introduce proposals to protect the free press rights of students, the state department of education in Hawaii may be moving in the opposite direction.
College Hazelwood case set for March 18 hearing
College journalists may want to keep their fingers crossed but they should probably not hold their breath.