Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
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The Spectrum was the school newspaper of Hazelwood East High School. The Newspaper was published on a regular basis and was funded by the annual budget of the Board of Education. Proofs of articles were submitted to the Principal, who would review the paper prior to its publication. On May 10, 1983, this was done and the Principal objected to the inclusion of two stories, which could have controversial affects on the student body. Upon learning about the exclusion of their articles, the Respondents brought suit in the District Court, seeking declaration that their First Amendment constitutional rights had been violated. The District Court denied relief and the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) granted certiorari.
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