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For-profit Kentucky college sanctioned $126,000 after "meritless" claim of FERPA secrecy

(12/05/13 5:04pm)

Colleges are adept at frivolously crying "student privacy!" to conceal information that might expose institutional wrongdoing, but one Kentucky college is learning that misuse of the federal student confidentiality statute can carry a heavy price. A circuit court judge in Franklin County, Ky., is fining Lexington-based National College $1,000 per day for raising unfounded legal arguments in refusing to obey a subpoena from the state's attorney general, Jack Conway, demanding disclosure of internal college records dealing with marketing, employee compensation, student complaints and other management practices. The attorney general's office is seeking National's records as part of an ongoing lawsuit that alleges National made deceptive advertising claims inflating the successful job-placement rate of its graduates.

Mary Beth Tinker closes one more chapter in the history books, and turns the page to another

(12/10/13 2:30pm)

"Inspiring." "Powerful." "Life changing." That's what young people across America had to say when Mary Beth Tinker's magical freedom bus came through their towns. There was understandable skepticism when Mary Beth and her attorney "copilot," Mike Hiestand, announced plans for a nationwide tour to reignite young people's passion for the First Amendment.

First Amendment groups ask federal appeals court to overturn Hazelwood-based removal of Hawaii college student

(12/11/13 4:13pm)

Can a student be kicked out of a degree program at a public university because those in charge of his department think his ideas are outside the mainstream of his intended profession? That's the issue presented by a just-filed case before the Ninth U.S.

Student activist's First Amendment case against Valdosta State president faces key appeals-court showdown

(12/18/13 3:47pm)

Six years after Thomas Hayden Barnes was tossed out of college without warning for vociferously criticizing a plan to replace campus greenspace with parking garages, his First Amendment claim still awaits a day in court. That day is a bit closer with an argument docketed at the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit U.S.