Archive for Tag: First Amendment

Wirths bill protecting student journalists’ freedom of expression signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – School districts and institutions of higher education must adopt policies protecting students’ freedom of expression under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths and signed by the governor on Tuesday. The legislation (A169/S108) gives student journalists in public schools, as well as public colleges and universities, the...

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Assembly passes Wirths bill that protects student journalists, addresses administrative censorship

TRENTON, N.J. – Student journalists working for school-sponsored media, like newspapers or blogs, could soon be guaranteed freedom of expression rights and protected from administrative censorship under a bill passed by the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A169/S108), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, gives students in public schools, as well...

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Wirths’ bill protecting student journalists and preventing administrative censorship advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Student journalists in public schools and colleges could soon be guaranteed freedom of expression rights and protected from administrative censorship under a bill advanced by the Assembly Education Committee today and sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths. “Students who have been critical of school policies or decisions...

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