Law: Stop The Student Presses

The Supreme Court says educators can censor school newspapers

The Bill of Rights isn't stamped "for adults only." The U.S. Supreme Court has said as much in the past, acknowledging that public school students do not give up their constitutional rights when they step onto school property. But the Justices have also recognized that the need for an orderly school environment sometimes imposes limits on those rights. In recent years, for example, the majority has voted to permit the search of student possessions without a warrant and has allowed school officials to suspend a student for making sexual innuendos in a speech. The Justices were in that mood again last...

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