Freedom of the Press Clause: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier Excerpts
Why did the Founders include freedom of the press in the First Amendment? In this Close Read, Josh Schmid is joined by Josh Dunn, Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, to explore the Supreme Court Case of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier and how it defines free press. Do the First Amendment’s protections for freedom of the press apply to student journalism in school-sponsored newspapers?
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Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. Dealing with the extent of students' First Amendment rights, this lesson asks students to argue whether or not the First Amendment should protect student speech in public school-sponsored newspapers.
Student Rights and the Freedom of Expression
February 24, 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case, Tinker v. Des Moines. While that decision established an important precedent concerning students’ free speech rights on school grounds, these same rights continue to be challenged in 21st century American schools.