Hudson High School v. Bowler

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Reason for censorship at issue

There is much in the court ruling and the plaintiff's case to support the idea that the posters were removed for reasons unrelated to the website.

1. The website was a minor part of the meeting notice and coud have been covered,
2. Statements made by teachers and staff at school and in the press indicated it was the club's viewpoint that was at issue.
3. The school's own newspaper included the website in two issues AFTER the club was ordered to remove it. The school paper has a teacher sponsor.

The judge picked up on these conflicting facts in her most recent ruling.