In Hosty v. Carter (6/20/05), the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the framework for analyzing high school students’ press rights established by the Supreme Court in Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier (1988) also applies to publicly-subsidized colleges and universities. The ruling, which applies in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, has alarmed First Amendment advocates.
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A federal district court in Connecticut has issued a preliminary injunction against a “gag order,” part of a National Security Letter, issued by the FBI to obtain library records. Institutions receiving National Security Letters are forbidden to inform anyone about the search.
School board members and some parents from Dover, PA have been quoted in The New York Times as saying that "teaching intelligent design is a free speech issue." They’re only right if they’re talking about First Amendment protection against compelled speech.
The following is excerpted from an essay in the Magazine Section of The New York Times, 2/20/05.
From a so-called Academic Bill of Rights campaign to the resignation of a university president in Colorado, academic freedom is under attack.