DU law students win prisoner byline rights

Wow! This is a huge step in the protections of the First Amendment as well as for prisoner’s rights.

Three University of Denver law students who represented a federal prisoner fighting for the right to publish articles from prison won their case against the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger ruled that the prison byline regulations prohibiting prisoners from writing stories for the news media violated the First Amendment rights of prisoners and the press.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_6587810

Read Judge Krieger’s Opinion Here

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