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As tangible forms of free speech and expression, student newspapers and other publications at public colleges and universities enjoy considerable protection under the First Amendment. Student publications at these institutions, including officially recognized newspapers and other publications that students produce off campus, are entitled to First Amendment protection. Because student newspapers at private institutions have only those rights identified in institutional policies, there is a dearth of litigation in these schools.

In light of the significant question surrounding the free speech and expression rights of students who are involved with the production of newspapers, this entry examines key legal issues and representative litigation with regard to student publications at public colleges and universities.

U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling in a Higher Education Case

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