When school principal Robert Reynolds censored two articles from the student newspaper at Hazelwood East High School, three journalism students brought a lawsuit under the First Amendment.

Under what circumstances can schools limit student speech? Prof. Nadine Strossen of New York Law School discusses limited public forums, school-sponsored speech, and editorial control in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier.


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Related Links & Differing Views:

Student Press Law Center: “25 years later, a look at one generation under Hazelwood”

Fordham Urban Law Journal: “Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier and the University”

Maine Law Review: “The State Response to Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier”

Duke Law Journal: “Comments: Hazelwood School District and the Role of First Amendment Institutions”

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development: “Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier: Has the Schoolhouse Gate Shut on the Marketplace of Ideas?”

West Virginia Law Review: “Hazelwood East School District v. Kuhlmeier: The Death of No Prior Restraint in an Official High School Newspaper”