Ruling could test MSC free press

March 6, 2006

The Daily Sentinel

A recent move by the U.S. Supreme Court could dampen press freedoms at colleges across the country, especially for newspapers, such as The Criterion at Mesa State College, that receive college funding.

Late last month the Supreme Court decided not to consider a case involving the administration of an Illinois public university that demanded to review the student newspaper before its publication.

The appeals court decision, which affirmed the college’s right of prior review, significantly expanded a landmark 1988 case, where the Supreme Court distinguished between the First Amendment rights of elementary and high school students and the rights of college students...

Schools: Governors State University Colorado Mesa University Cases: Governors State University: Censorship of Student Newspaper