Friday, December 02, 2005

Followup on Student TV story

Today's Daily Orange (the SU newpaper) has a followup story on a state college (a branch of the Univ. of California system) where a student aired some homemade pornography on the student-run television network. The author of the SU story may not have a complete grasp of the intricacies of Con Law in this area, but few besides A. Scalia or L. Tribe probably do, and chances are they'd disagree on it anyway. If I were to draw practice implications from this story, I think the moral of the story would be about how First Amendment protections always need to be a consideration when a practitioner is dealing with student discipline related to any speech/expression issues. Perhaps that is self-evident, but some behaviors (ie, producing and airing homemade pornography on a college station) are repugnant enough that it may be up to the attorney to be the cooler head and work through that angle when administrators are dealing with upset students, parents and alums looking for immediate resolution and heads on the chopping block.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You total fucking twat. Do you really have nothing else to do apart from this. For fuck sake, go to a bar, get pissed and find a girl to screw because it really sounds like you never have.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Joel H. Seachrist said...

Thanks for the constructive input. You sound like a frustrated . . . blogger?

3:11 PM  
Blogger TMT said...

Heh...that's fun. My first hate mail!

3:28 PM  
Blogger jackbear said...

hmmm, sounds like that SU student found out about your blog....

4:47 PM  

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