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First Amendment Center
The U.S. Supreme Court could define and clarify how much First Amendment protection college and university newspapers possess — if it accepts review in the highly watched case Hosty v. Carter.
In June 2005, the full panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Patricia Carter, a dean at Governor’s State University in Illinois, was entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed by three former student journalists for The Innovator, a student newspaper. That decision conflicted with decisions by a federal district court and a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit... Download file "Supreme Court asked to take up college-press case"