Colorado State University: Student Editor on Trial for Protected Speech


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FIRE Victory closed

The editor of a student newspaper ran an editorial that said "Taser this...FUCK BUSH" in response to the well-known tasering incident at the University of Florida, which had occurred four days earlier. The school admonished the editor, declaring the editorial "unethical and unprofessional," but took no further action when they found the speech was protected under the First Amendment.