Chris Ransick claims he was removed from his job for refusing to perform prior review.
Barbara Lach-Smith alleges her contract was not renewed in retaliation for a newspaper story uncovering an outrageous severance package given to her university's ex-president.
Toby Eichas is suing his former high school after he was forced out by administrators who had problems with the content of the school's newspaper.
John Schmitt's suit alleges that he was removed because university officials took issue with stories that showed their school in an unfavorable light.
The common thread: Advisers who chose to maintain their journalistic principles ' and as a result lost their jobs.
Their situations are by no means unique, as every year there are several advisers removed from their posts by disgruntled administrators.