Free Speech Groups Worry ‘Hosty’ Ruling Will Scale Back Students’ First Amendment Rights

June 23, 2005

By Sean Hill at Student Press Law Center

Media and free speech groups warn that a decision this week by a federal appeals court could have damaging consequences for free speech on college and university campuses.

"It is a sad day for journalism in the United States," Society of Professional Journalists President Irwin Gratz said in a statement in response to Monday's decision in Hosty v. Carter. "In the states covered by this ruling, students will now spend eight years with prior review and censorship as part of their journalistic experience...

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