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Overview

Supreme Court
R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377 (1992)
Sweezy v. New Hampshire, 354 U.S. 234 (1957)
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942)

Other
UWM Post v. Board of Regents, 774 F. Supp. 1163 (E.D., Wis. 1991)
Doe v. The University of Michigan, 721 F. Supp. 852 (E.D., Mich. 1989)

Gould, John B., "The Precedent That Wasn't: College Hate Speech Codes and the Two Faces of Legal Compliance," 35 The Law & Society Review 345 (2001)
O’Neil, Robert M., Free Speech in the College Community (Indiana Univ. Press, 1997)

   
 

Fan profanity

Supreme Court
Hill v. Colorado, 530 U.S. 703 (2000) (Held that people can be captive audiences, justifying restrictions on speech in an otherwise public place)
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica, 438 U.S. 735 (1978) (Maryland's assistant attorney general relied on this case to justify restricting fan speech)
Cohen v. California 403 U.S. 15 (1971)
Kovacs v. Cooper, 336 U.S. 77 (1949)

Other
Dambrot v. Central Michigan Univ., 55 F.3d 1177 (6th Cir. 1995) (Hate-speech code case)

   
 

Hate speech & campus speech codes

Supreme Court
R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 US 377 (1992)
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942)

Other
Dambrot v. Central Michigan University, 55 F.3d 1177 (6th Cir. 1995)
Corry v. Stanford, No. 740309 (Cal. Super. Feb. 27, 1995)
The UWM Post v. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin, 774 F.Supp. 1163 (E.D. Wis. 1991)
Doe v. University of Michigan, 721 F.Supp. 852 (E.D. Mich. 1989)

Gould, Jon B., “The Precedent That Wasn’t: College Hate Speech Codes and the Two Faces of Legal Compliance, 35 Law & Soc’y Rev. 345 (2001)
Korwar, Arati, War of Words: Speech Codes at Colleges and Universities in the United States, (Freedom Forum, 1995)
Murray, S. Douglas, “The Demise of Campus Speech Codes,” 24 W. St. U.L. Rev. 247, 264-265 (1997)

   
 

Academic freedom

Supreme Court
Healy v. James, 408 U.S. 169 (1972)
Keyishian v. Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, 385 U.S. 589 (1967)
Sweezy v. New Hampshire, 354 U.S. 234 (1957)

Kors, Alan Charles, and Silverglate, Harvey A., The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses Chapter 3, “What is Academic Freedom?” New York: Free Press, 1998

War on Terrorism: Pro or con, war talk's risky on campus
Academic Freedom of Individual Professors and Higher Education Institutions: The Current Legal Landscape
FIRE and the Aftermath of September 11

   
 

Free-speech zones

Supreme Court
Perry Education Ass’n v. Perry Local Educators Ass’n, 460 U.S. 37 (1983)

Other
Free Speech Coalition of West Virginia University v. Hardesty, 2002

O’Shea, Kevin, “Muzzling Campus Speech,” in First Amendment Rights in Education (May 2002)

   
 

Campus newspapers & yearbooks

Supreme Court
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin v. Southworth, 529 U.S. 217 (2000)
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988)

Other
Hosty v. Carter (7th Cir. 2005)
Kincaid v. Gibson, 236 F.3d 342 (6th Cir. 2001)
Student Government Association v. Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts, 868 F.2d 473 (1st Cir. 1989)
Stanley v. McGrath, 719 F.2d 279 (8th Cir. 1983)
Schiff v. Williams, 519 F.2d 257 (5th Cir. 1975)
Joyner v. Whiting, 477 F.2d 456 (4th Cir. 1973)

Law of the Student Press, (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Student Press Law Center, 1994

Fiore, Mark, "Trampling the 'Marketplace of Ideas': The Case Against Extending Hazelwood to College Campuses,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review, June 2002
Russell, Lauren, “Having Press Problems?” Student Leader Magazine, spring 2002
“A Grossly Offensive Policy,” in the Georgetown Hoya, Oct. 23, 2001

Student Press Law Center’s Newspaper Theft Forum
Student Press Law Center — Nonprofit advocate for student free-press rights, providing information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and educators
SPLC Guide to Surviving Underground — Legal manual for publishers of independent student newspapers
American Society of Newspaper Editors’ High School Journalism Project — Geared toward teen journalists, their teachers and guidance counselors, as well as editors and staffs of professional daily newspapers

   
 

Student fees & clubs

Supreme Court
Widmar v. Vincent, 454 U.S. 263 (1981)
Rosenberger v. University of Virginia, 515 U.S. 819 (1995)
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin v. Southworth, 529 U.S. 217 (2000)
Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977)
Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990)

Other
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Alliance v. Pryor, 110 F3d 1543 (11th Cir. 1997)

Center for Campus Speech Web site, focusing on collection and allocation of student fees

   
 

Art controversies

Supreme Court
U.S. v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968)
Miller v. California, 413 U.S 15 (1973)

Other
Lahme v. University of Southwestern Louisiana, 692 So. 2d 541 (La. Ct. App.), cert. denied, 693 So. 2d 788 (La. 1997)
Piarowski v. Illinois Community College, 759 F.2d 625 (7th Cir. 1985)
Close v. Lederle, 424 F.2d 988 (1st Cir. 1970)

Hoffman, Barbara, “Law for Art’s Sake in the Public Realm,” VLA Journal of Law and the Arts, fall 1991
Mach, Daniel, “The Bold and the Beautiful: Art, Public Spaces, and the First Amendment,” New York University Law Review, May 1997
O’Neil, Robert M., “Artistic Freedom and Academic Freedom,” Law & Contemporary Problems, summer 1990

   
 

Sexual harassment

Other
Vanderhurst v. Colorado Mountain College District, 208 F.3d 908 (10th Cir. 2000)
Lamb v. University of Hawaii, No. 97-15068, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 10775 (9th Cir.)(May 28, 1998)
Cohen v. San Bernardino Valley College, 92 F.3d 968 (9th Cir. 1996)
Rubin v. Ikenberry, 933 F.Supp. 1425 (C.D. Ill. 1996)
Silva v. University of New Hampshire, 888 F.Supp. 298 (D.N.H. 1994)
Bishop v. Aronov, 926 F.2d 1066, 1074-1075 (11th Cir. 1991)

Gould, Jon, “Title IX in the Classroom: Academic Freedom and the Power to Harass,” 6 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol’y 61, 61-62 (1999)
Woodward, Lisa M., “Collision in the Classroom: Is Academic Freedom A License for Sexual Harassment,” 27 Cap. U.L. Rev. 667, 668 (1999)

   
 

Campus speakers

Brooks v. Auburn University 412 F.2d 1171 (1969)

Snyder, Martin, “Free Speech and the ‘Heckler's Veto’”
“Horowitz column provokes debate”

   
 

FOI on campus

Supreme Court
Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court, 478 U.S. 1 (1986)

Other
U.S. v. Miami University, 2002 FED App. 0213P (6th Cir.)

Huefner, Dixie Snow, and Daggett, Lynn M., "FERPA Update: Balancing Access to and Privacy of Student Records," West's Education Law Reporter, June 7, 2001
FERPA Web site, U.S. Department of Education
“High Court Orders Universities to Release Admissions Records, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

 
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