Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988)

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This landmark case from 1988 tackled the following question: Is a student newspaper a public forum? Did Principal Reynolds’ removal of portions of the Hazelwood East High School student newspaper violate students’ First Amendment rights?

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