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On Monday, FIRE and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as amici curiae (“friends of the court”), asking the appeals court to reverse the district court’s erroneous and dangerous decision in the case of Oyama v. University of Hawaii. The brief was prepared by noted First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh... Read more Read more


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I have to admit, I am tempted to have the text of this blog entry consist of the word “yes” and then head home for the day. A thick skin seems so self-evidently critical to the functioning of a free and democratic society that it’s hard to believe people need to be reminded of it.... Read more Read more


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The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) reported last week that October’s issues of The Crusader, Seward County Community College’s student newspaper, had disappeared suspiciously quickly off the newsstands. Some members of the SCCC community suspect the issues were stolen in order to keep readers—particularly prospective students—from reading about a recent drug bust on campus. And SPLC’s article includes disturbing statistics... Read more Read more


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The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) reported last Wednesday that the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) is denying requests from student newspaper The Oswegonian for information about conduct violations by Greek organizations, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is meant to ensure the privacy of students’ educational records, but colleges and universities often... Read more Read more


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If you are a student at Wright State University—and especially if you are a student journalist—watch out: You might have just been unwittingly enlisted as a member of the university’s public relations corps, tasked with promoting your school’s “mission.” Administrators at the Ohio public university recently threatened to cut funding to its student newspaper, The Guardian,... Read more Read more