School Newspaper Worried about First Amendment Right

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided that school newspapers don’t have the same First Amendment protections as other news media. The case resulted from an offensive student newspaper that the Hazelwood faculty had censored. 

 This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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