This Michigan case substantively supported the Tinker decision where student media has either been practicing as a public forum or is designated as one. Is precise in stating Hazelwood does not cover all student expression in high schools
This sixth circuit decision set forth a legal test for distinguishing between nonpublic and public forum scholastic media. The court held that nonpublic forum media are subject to the Hazelwood standard. Publications classified as public forums are protected by the much higher Tinker-based standard.
This US Supreme Court decision gave schools the ability to limit student expression if student media are not public forums for student expression by policy or practice and if school officials have a legitimate pedagogical reason.
• Nuxoll v. Indian Prairie School District
This decision is about a T—shirt with an anti-gay message. It is a split case with strong language by the ruling viewpoint dismissing the credibility of student speech in any form.