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Sisley v. Seattle Public School District No. 1

(07/22/11 12:00am)

High school journalist Emily Shugerman wrote an article about slumlords for the March 2009 edition of The Roosevelt News. The article described the Sisley brothers, two landlords who owned a large amount of property near Roosevelt High School, as having “been accused of racist renting policies.” Hugh Sisley, one of the Sisley brothers, considered this statement defamatory and brought a claim to court against Roosevelt High School’s school district, Seattle School District No.1.

Dropping names

(09/01/06 12:00am)

Although it may at times be difficult to sort out, Kulenych said that Jonathan Law High School’s policy against publishing students’ last names and pictures online is designed to protect students from Internet predators. Administrators adopted the policy for the newspaper after it launched its site in 2004. Kulenych said some of his journalism students were at first confused and disappointed, but they have since accepted the policy.

Delaware governor enacts amendment to revise state’s public records exemptions

(07/16/14 6:38pm)

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday largely preserved public records and open meetings exemptions for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, but will require the universities to produce records related to proposals or contracts that spend public funds. The law will go into effect immediately.

Gonzaga University v. Doe

(08/27/14 7:33pm)

The question of private action was raised in 2002, when former Gonzaga University student Ru Paster, identified in court documents only as John Doe, said university officials violated the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment, when they passed on unsubstantiated sexual assault allegations to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Bazaar v. Fortune

(08/27/14 7:39pm)

The University of Mississippi held up the binding and distribution of the campus literary magazine called Images in the Spring of 1972 because the publication contained two short stories that the University found it to be in “bad taste.” The stories centered on the topics of interracial love and black pride, and the University took issue with the stories’ inclusion of profanity.