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Paper carries more information on Puyallup decision

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The News Tribune today reported more information about a jury’s decision that student journalists did not invade the privacy of four other students or negligently publish their names.

The story also notes some jury members told the school’s lawyer that the jury believed in freedom of expression and that the story concerned matters of concern and relevance to students in general.

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Puyallup case goes to jury

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

For an update on the Puyallup, Washington, “oral sex coverage,” go to this SPLC Newsflash.

The SPLC reports the judge in the case “issued a confusing ruling in which she determined that¬†The Jagwire was a “limited public forum,” but said that it was nevertheless subject to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1988¬†Hazelwood ruling, which allows school officials to censor student speech when they can demonstrate a reasonable educational justification.”

Observers expect a decision by the end of the week.

Reading information available so far should make for interesting class discussion.

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