Case summary: hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier changing the rules hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier raised the question of whether the principal of hazelwood east high school, near st louis, violated the first amendment rights of his. Hazelwood school district et al v kuhlmeier et al, 484 us 260 (1988), was a landmark decision by the supreme court of the united states that held that public school curricular student newspapers that have not been established as forums for student expression are subject to a lower level of. United states supreme court hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier, (1988) no 86-836 argued: october 13, 1987 decided: january 13, 1988 respondents, former high school students who were staff members of the school's newspaper, filed suit in federal district court against petitioners, the school district and school officials, alleging that respondents' first amendment rights were violated by. Bethel school district v fraser , 478 us 675 (1986), was a landmark decision  by the united states supreme court involving free speech in public schools high school student matthew fraser was suspended from school in the bethel school district in washington for making a speech including sexual double entendres at a school assembly.
In the case of the hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier, theunited states supreme court ruled that the students of hazelwoodhigh school that were publishing a. Case brief worksheet title of case: hazelwood school district vkuhlmeier, us sc 1988 facts/procedure: p and 2 other were staff members of spectrum, the school newspaper at hazelwood east high school in the hazelwood sd (d. 2006] recent cases 917 hazelwood had applied only to high schools and that the newspaper in that case operated in a far different manner than the innovator14 carter filed an interlocutory appeal of the district court's denial of. Background of the case: in may 1983 the principal of hazelwood east high school in st louis county, missouri, ordered that two pages from an issue of spectrum, a student newspaper, be deleted the two pages included an article on students' experiences with pregnancy and another about the impact of divorce on students at the school.
1988 case hazelwood vkuhlmeier established standard for censorship of school newspapers court ruled that school officials could exercise prior restraint if and when a student newspaper was produced as a regular classroom activity rather than a forum for public expression. Kuhlmeier which decided that public school officials can determine the content of school newspapers and other activities a look at us supreme court case hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier which decided that public school officials can determine the content of school newspapers and other activities. A school may exercise great control over school-sponsored publications that students and members of the community might reasonably perceive to bear the imprimatur of the school facts the advanced journalism class was responsible for writing the school paper. Hazelwood v kuhlmeier this first amendment activity is based on the landmark supreme court case hazelwood v kuhlmeier dealing with free press tensions between school administrators and student journalists on the school newspaper. In a similar vein, in hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier (1988) 484 us 260 [98 l ed 2d 592, 108 s ct 562] (kuhlmeier), the court upheld a school principal's authority to delete articles describing students' experiences with pregnancy and the impact of divorce on students from the school newspaper which was written and edited by the.
In january 1988, the united states supreme court handed down its opinion in the case hazelwood school district vkuhlmeierthe court upheld the decision of public high school administrators at hazelwood east high school in suburban st louis, mo, to censor stories concerning teen pregnancy and the effects of divorce on children from a school-sponsored student newspaper. The opinion of the court in no 86-836, hazelwood school district versus kuhlmeier will be announced by justice white byron r white: this case is here from the eighth circuit court of appeals, and the judgment of that court entered in this case is reversed for the reason stated in an opinion on file with the clerk. Morse v frederick, 551 us 393 (2007), was a united states supreme court case in which the court held, 5-4, that the first amendment does not prevent educators from suppressing, at or across the street from a school-supervised event, student speech that is reasonably viewed as promoting illegal drug use. Audio transcription for opinion announcement - january 13, 1988 in hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier audio transcription for oral argument - october 13, 1987 in hazelwood school district v.
Hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier n checklist: detailed steps for fighting censorship page 8 a complete guide to the supreme court decision i n january 1988, the united states supreme court. Facts and case summary - hazelwood v kuhlmeier the case involves the hazelwood school district vs students kuhlmeier on the first amendment. Hazelwood v kuhlmeier: the background the case of hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier is one of the most famous legal matters in us history catherine kuhlmeier was a student at east high school in st louis county, missouri. Kuhlmeier in which students were denied free speech status for the local high school newspaper each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your landmark supreme court cases - hazelwood school district v.
Hazelwood school district v kuhlmeier limited first amendment freedom of speech protection for high school students in school-sponsored publications the case set a legal precedent that school-sponsored activities, including student newspapers, commencement speeches and drama productions, are not. By a 5-3 vote, the court held that school officials can censor school-sponsored student publications when they have purposes reasonably related to legitimate educational concerns reasoning : there is a fundamental difference between private student speech and student speech that occurs in school-sponsored activities. The district court entered summary judgment for hazelwood, finding that the government's evidence did not establish a pattern or practice of discrimination the court compared the number of african american teachers hired to the number of african american students in the school district. In kuhlmeier v hazelwood, catherine kuhlmeier claimed that the news printed in her publication did not break any laws with regard to the public school system hazelwood v kuhlmeier: the verdict the case of hazelwood v kuhlmeier was heard in the united states supreme court hazelwood v kuhlmeier was decided on january 13th of 1988 the united states supreme court ultimately ruled in favor of the hazelwood school district.