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Second Circuit Court rules in decade-old student government election case

(07/13/07 12:00am)

NEW YORK -- The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially upheld a district court ruling today, finding that a college president did violate the First Amendment when she nullified student elections after the school newspaper published an endorsement for a candidate. The court also remanded the determination of the president's liability to the district court.

Former student radio host settles suit against Calif. college

(10/23/07 12:00am)

After three years in the courts, Occidental College and former student radio show host Jason Antebi reached a settlement in Antebi's case -- which alleged that college officials defamed him and that the college violated his free-speech rights by firing him -- the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education announced in an Oct. 19 press release. The exact terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Stuart Tochner, outside counsel for Occidental, told the Los Angeles Daily News that the settlement was for a nominal sum, and that Occidental admitted no wrongdoing.