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Court Rules for Student Newspaper Editor in First Amendment Case

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer ruled that Chicago State University violated a former student newspaper adviser’s First Amendment rights when he was fired over articles that criticized the University.  

The university’s interim president, Frank Pogue, fired him in October 2008, days after an article questioning the funding of a student-run fashion show was published, and following months of tensions between the newspaper and the administration over Tempo’s coverage. The university claimed Moore was fired for writing unsatisfactory press releases. (source)

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