Supreme Court neglects the right to free student press

March 8, 2006

Royal Purple Staff Opinion

The United States Supreme Court made a decision Feb. 24 that opened the door for the restriction of speech of college students nationwide.

In 1988, Hazelwood vs. Ferguson secured the right of educational institutions up to and through a high school level to censor student run publications based on content.

This decision was extended through the university level in June 2005 by the 7th Court of Appeals in Chicago. The district covers Wisconsin and Indiana as well, potentially subjecting a number of University of Wisconsin System publications to the same censorship...

Schools: University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Governors State University Cases: Governors State University: Censorship of Student Newspaper