These articles are inappropriate. They will be removed from the newspaper.
You can't do that! That's violating our first amendment. I'll sue you!
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
I have the right to freedom of speech. You can't remove my articles!
Students in Hazelwood East High wrote a newspaper containing articles about teen pregnancy and divorce. The principal rejected the articles because they were inappropriate. Cathy Kuhlmeier was furious and took it to court for violating the first amendment.
I have the right to remove those articles. It's inappropriate and will ruin the student's reputation!
Does the decision of the principal to remove certain articles from the school newspaper contradict to the first amendment to freedom of speech?
Kuhlmeier argued that the removal of the articles was violating her first amendment to freedom of speech.
The Hazelwood School District argued that the newspaper was school sponsored and the principal had the right to censor it.
The court decided that school officials were allowed to censor school sponsored expressions if it is inappropriate.