For free student press, move off campus

March 18, 2006

By Jeffrey McCall at The Indianapolis Star

The U.S. Supreme Court has sent a message to college student journalists: If you want full press rights, then disassociate yourselves from any financial or logistical connection to the university where you operate.

In late February, the Supreme Court gave a setback to the college press. Last summer, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued a ruling that expanded college administration power over student newspapers. The Supreme Court refused to hear that case on appeal...

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