Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I found this story quite interesting. In short, a university's lawyer can simply wait for the graduation of a student who is suing for, say, First Amendment violations after being tossed off the university newspaper for criticizing the university's president. Now graduated, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals says, the student no longer has his free speech rights limited by the school and therefore the case is moot. So if you really want to pursue that case against the school, you should stay in school and not graduate. That's just weird.