BC: U.S. Supreme court Project | Jason Puckett Parker Hull
FC: Jason Puckett Parker Hull | Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
1: Table of Contents.. | 1.Basic info of the case 2. The issue at hand 3. Who was involved? 4. Who is angry? 5. Path to the supreme court 6. Case for Students 7. Cause for the School District 8. Lower Court Rulings 9. Arguments 10. Decision 11. Impact of Decision
2: This case raises the issue of censorship in school newspapers. As the principal of Hazelwood East High School was reviewing the next edition of the school paper, he found material dealing with teen pregnancy and marriage that he deemed unfit for a school newspaper. The student editors of the newspaper weren't too happy with that. | What is this Case???
3: What was wrong with the newspaper? | The newspaper staff interviewed students that were either happy or upset to be pregnant and the principal felt that this information was not appropriate.
4: Involved parties | Cathy Kuhlmeier and her two friends, Leanna Tippett, and Leslie Smart brought the case to the court against Robert Reynolds, the principal of East Hazelwood High School
5: Who got angry? | Cathy Kuhlmeier, Leanna Tippett, and Leslie Smart were the ones that got angry that their articles did not get published in the school newspaper.
6: Path to the Supreme Court | The case started out in the Eastern Missouri District Court with Hazelwood winning. Then the case got appealed to the United States court of appeals for the 8th circuit and it got overturned in favor of Kulhmeier.
7: Case for Students | The students believed that the Newspaper publishing was a student led organization with editors also being students. They even made the identity of one of the pregnant teens private but the lawyers failed to bring it up in court.
8: Case for the School District | The lawyers said that it wasn't about free speech. It was about the ability of educators to control what is taught in schools.
9: Lower Court Rulings | The district court in Missouri ruled in favor of Hazelwood High School. The court of appeals reversed that decision and ruled in favor of Kuhlmeier.
10: Oral Argument- School District | The lawyer of the school district started his argument by telling the court that the issue they had to decide was whether a school sponsored High School newspaper that is apart of the schools curriculum.
11: Oral Argument-Kuhlmeier | She began by telling the court about the first student newspaper published in 1777. She said that an adviser cannot censor something because of its content therefore they should be allowed to publish whatever they please.
12: Decision | when the case finally reached the supreme court, the court decided to overturn the court of appeals ruling and go back with the district courts ruling therefore in favor of Hazelwood School.
13: Impact of Decision | This is a very popular supreme court case because it involves young adults standing up to "superiors." this case is referenced to a lot in current and future cases involving college and high school issues about publishing in the schools newspaper.
14: Aftermath | The aftermath of this case is that the ruling in this case was used in many other cases ingluding Hosty v Carter.
15: Anytimne the first amendment is questioned it is a big deal to a lot of people because they usually have a strong feeling about their first amendment rights so the ruling of this case was very important. | Cont..