7th Circuit: Administrators can control school pub content

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The Seventh Circuit ruled that unless a public university has designated a newspaper a public forum, administrators can exercise editorial control, a la high school students in Hazelwood (1988). It’s essentially a rejection of a three-judge panel decision in 2001 in Hosty v. Carter. We’ll see how far it goes.

It reminds me of my law professor’s observation about why editorial control makes sense in high school – because high school students are the most impressionable people. College students are likely the least impressionable, so the logic doesn’t hold.