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Parents' Web site prompts defamation lawsuit, restraining order

(06/01/06 12:00am)

The fate of a Web site critical of Hargrave Military Academy and its president, Col. Wheeler M. Baker, has turned into a waiting game. The site's creators, Jerry and Melissa Guyles, have been waiting a little over 20 days to find out whether or not they will be allowed to resume operating their site after a federal district court issued a temporary restraining order requiring them to shut it down.

Fairfax school district considers student-expression policy change

(07/09/07 12:00am)

VIRGINIA -- An attorney for the Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest district in the Washington, D.C. area, is recommending that the district abandon its student-expression policy for a more censor-friendly version that explicitly states that school publications are not open forums, according to documents obtained by the Student Press Law Center.

Education department rules UVA former policy incorrectly interpreted FERPA

(12/04/08 12:00am)

The Department of Education found that a former policy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., incorrectly interpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and violated the Clery Act by requiring student victims of sexual assault to abide by confidentiality agreements.

PRESS RELEASE: Appeals Court Urged to Uphold Ban on Discriminatory Alcohol Advertising Regulations

(05/22/09 12:00am)

The Student Press Law Center ("SPLC"), a national non-profit advocacy group devoted to defending student journalists' First Amendment rights, is urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court's decision striking down selective Virginia regulations that restrict the words college student newspapers can use in advertisements for alcohol and bars.