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Article | Offensive Speech

Supreme Court will hear student speech case

The United States Supreme Court is considering a case that will impact the future of free speech rights for every single public school student in the United States.

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Article | Libel

Ending Misinformation: The $4B Fox News Suit

Two voting technology companies are seeking damages of more than $4 billion against Fox News for its reports of election tampering.

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Article | Student Expression

First Amendment Advocate Passes Away at 70

The McLellan mourns the loss of free speech advocate, Jane Briggs-Bunting

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Article | Libel

Defamation suits help, not hurt, free press

Defamation suits against news outlets can protect rather than hinder truth tellers in the media, writes MSU Law First Amendment Clinic Director Nancy Costello. Two recent cases show the First Amendment's reach, but liars can be busted for their lies.

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Article | FOIA/OMA

Groups, MSU Clinic urge Biden for openness

Forty-three groups including MSU Law's First Amendment Clinic sent President Biden a letter urging for government transparency

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Article | Social Media

Supreme Court considers student Snapchat suit

The Supreme Court will consider hearing about whether a high school cheerleader's suspension from the team violated the First Amendment after she posted a photo on Snapchat using profanity and her middle finger when she did not make the varsity team.

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Article | Copyright & Fair Use

Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman settle lawsuit

Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman settled their two-year-long copyright infringement lawsuit.

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Article | Privacy

Online schooling raises privacy concerns

Online schooling during COVID-19 is raising privacy concerns for students as administrators try to navigate enforcing policies

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Article | Student Press

Police slides obtained with FOIA quote Hitler

Kentucky training police slides obtained through a FOIA request quotes Adolf Hitler, commissioner steps down

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Article | Student Expression

Student Forced to Remove Trump Flag

During virtual class, a New Jersey high school student was forced to remove a flag hanging on the wall that supported Donald Trump.

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Article | Offensive Speech

Grand Ledge Schools Ban Confederate Flags

Grand Ledge School District Bans Confederate Flags and Other Racially Divisive Messages

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Article | Student Press

High School Journalists Embrace Controversy

Rondout Valley High School Journalists Wrote Articles on "Controversial" Topics—School Prohibits Publication

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