Draudt v. Wooster City School District Board of Education

Citation: 2003 WL 367900 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 14, 2003)

February 14, 2003


One of the first post-Hazelwood cases to articulate a legal test for distinguishing between nonpublic and public forum high school student media. The court held that nonpublic forum publications are subject to the Hazelwood standard. Publications classified as public or limited public forums are protected by the much higher Tinker-based standard that requires school officials to show that the material they censor is either unlawful or substantially disruptive to the school.

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