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FIRE and Student Press Law Center File Brief in 'Oyama v. University of Hawaii' - FIRE
On Monday, FIRE and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as amici curiae (“friends of the court”), asking the appeals court to reverse the district court’s erroneous and dangerous decision in the case of Oyama v. University of Hawaii. The brief was prepared by noted First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh in conjunction with the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law’s First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic. The relevant facts are fairly straightforward. Mark Oyama was a student in the University of Hawaii’s (UH’s) teaching certification program, where he was required to complete a student …