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Supreme Court / Freedom of Press / High School Pubs. #111787

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 13, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Announcement of Supreme Court decision on regulation of high school student freedoms by school officials reported; details given of case of student newspaper, "Spectrum", at Hazelwood E. high school in Saint Louis, Missouri. [Principal Robert REYNOLDS - calls his decision to eliminate newspaper stories editorship, not censorship.] [Ex-student editor Cathy KUHLMEIER - says Constitution doesn't say students have no rights.] Major opinion by Justice Byron White and dissenting opinion by William Brennan quoted on screen. [Ex-student editor Leslie SMART - says no voice in American for those under 18.] [School superintendent Dr. Francis HUSS - explains control of student newspaper.] [Gannett, Incorporated, Michael GARTNER - discusses impact of decision on students.] Decision reported reversal of Supreme Court case 20 years ago.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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