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District Relents, Allows Stockton School Paper to Run Story About Student in Porn

May 2, 2019 Media Coverage
San Francisco Chronicle

Matt Cate served as counsel to the faculty advisor and student journalists at Stockton, California’s Bear Creek High School. In the article, Matt explained that California law prohibits prior review by district administrators to avoid the “chilling effect,” in which people who fear being censored will censor themselves. Teenagers are especially vulnerable because they are “still developing self confidence” and are “more likely to be intimidated by authority,” he said, quoting a federal court decision from 2005, Bennett v. Hendrix.

Read the San Francisco Chronicle article, here.

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