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In 2005, the Ithaca City School District attempted to censor the Ithaca High School student newspaper, the Tattler, after the Tattler published editorials critical of principal Joe Wilson. The case is ongoing.


May 2011: The 2nd Circuit's opinion in R.O. v. Ithaca (May 18, 2011)

June 2010: Three national journalism organizations file amicus brief in support of the Tattler! (June 17, 2010)

January 2010: Judge Mordue Rules Again for the Tattler! (Copy of opinion) Media: Cornell Daily Sun , Ithaca Journal

March 2009: Judge Mordue Rules for the Tattler! (Copy of summary judgment). Media: Ithaca Journal, The Ithacan, Ithaca Times, Cornell Daily Sun


Media Coverage of The Tattler (2004 - present)


Legal Stuff

The Tattlers/Issues

The Case

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
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R.O., a Minor, by his parent and guardian JONATHAN
OCHSHORN; T.S., a Minor, by his parent and guardian
MARK E. SORRELLS; ANDREW M.H. ALEXANDER; HARRY T. STINSON;
L.F., a Minor, by her parent and guardian ELIZABETH A.
FATTARUSO; A.H., a Minor, by his parent and guardian
TERESA HALPERT DESCHANES; BRYAN ELLERBROCK; and P.P., a
Minor, by his parent and guardian RAMESH RAJ POKHAREL,

                      Plaintiffs,

        -against-                 Civil Case No.:

                                  5:05-CV-695 (NAM/GJD)

ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, JUDITH C. PASTEL,
Superintendent, in her official and individual capacities;
WILLIAM RUSSELL, Assistant Superintendent, in his official
and individual capacities; and JOSEPH WILSON, Ithaca High
School Principal, in his official and individual
capacities,

                      Defendants.

Our Attorneys

Ray Schlather and Diane Bruns of Ithaca's Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk LLP, with additional aid from the Student Press Law Center.

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