Sample Brief, JOUR 5040 Prof. Middleton Hazelwood School Dist. v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260, 14 Media L. Rep. 2081 (1988). Facts : High school newspaper was produced in a class. School Board policy recognized First Amendment rights for the paper and Tinker disruption standard, but called for responsible journalism in publications developed as part of the curriculum. Adviser regularly submitted content to principal before publication. Principle killed two pages of six-page paper to stop publication of two stories--ere were others on the pages--one on pregnant students that he thought "inappropriate" for younger students because story mentioned girls' sexual activity and birth control. Other story on divorce named parents who were not allowed to respond. (Unknown to principal, adviser deleted names of parents) Dist. Ct. ruled for principal, seeing invasion of students' privacy in pregnancy story and impression that school endorsed sexual norms in story. Article on divorce not fair to parents. Appeals ct. reversed.
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