October 30, 2013
How much authority do campus officials have when students break school rules in the privacy of their own homes?
October 4, 2013
A Canyon High School student believes her First Amendment rights were violated after campus officials told her to remove a National Rifle Association (NRA) T-shirt or face disciplinary action.
October 2, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 255 on Tuesday, which imposes jail time for people who post naked photos of their ex-lovers after bad breakups.
August 8, 2013
University of New Mexico (UNM) psychology professor Geoffrey Miller has been censored by the school for posting in June a fat-shaming Tweet targeting overweight Ph.D. applicants.
August 6, 2013
In an effort to stop cyberbullying among its students, the Lodi Unified School District (LUSD) has required high school students who participate in after school programs to sign a social media contract.
July 26, 2013
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an Oakland University student, who claimed his First Amendment rights were violated after he was suspended for writing about his sexual attraction to his instructor.
July 8, 2013
The University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) revised its speech code Wednesday after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) said a portion of it was unconstitutional.
May 24, 2013
Attorney advocates for college media are claiming that some university administrators, police and student government associations are engaging in illegal activity toward their student newspapers.
April 22, 2013
A film professor at the University of Buffalo found a graphic display erected by an anti-abortion group so offensive that she stared ranting and swearing, catching the attention of campus police.
April 15, 2013
Two Milton High School Students were charged on Thursday with threatening to shoot school district administrators and sexually assault a teacher.
February 9, 2013
A pro-life student organization has filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma State University (OSU), accusing the university of violating the group’s First Amendment rights.
February 6, 2013
A federal judge ruled that that comments made by a former University of Oregon (UO) instructor where he asked disruptive students if they wanted him to shoot them were not protected by the constitutional right of free speech.
November 27, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court signaled its approval of citizen recording of police officers by rejecting an Illinois prosecutor's appeal for enforcement of an anti-eavesdropping law.
September 27, 2012
Attorneys for 21 University of California Davis students and recent alumni announced the details of their settlement of the federal class-action lawsuit against the school over the November 2011 pepper-spraying incident.
May 9, 2012
A man who wanted to talk about his Christian beliefs at Tennessee Tech has won a case after police asked him to leave campus because he had not given two-weeks’ notice or disclosed his discussion topic.
May 7, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union signed an agreement with Brownsville Area School District to settle a lawsuit filed by a girl who said she was disciplined for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
February 8, 2012
A bill that would allow schools to discipline students for off-campus activities was passed through the Indiana House of Representatives on Jan. 30 and is sitting in a Senate committee.
August 31, 2011
Jerry Buell, a teacher who was suspended for writing an anti-gay message on his Facebook page, was reinstated after it was determined that his actions were protected by free speech.
August 23, 2011
Jerry Buell, a "Teacher of the Year" at Mount Dora High School, wrote on his Facebook page that he "almost threw up" when he found out that New York had decided to allow same-sex marriage. He was suspended for violating the school's social media policy.
August 15, 2011
Community policing, tip lines and video surveillance can help, but how much?