Legal experts say the recent banning of a popular gossip web site at a public university could violate students' First Amendment rights and meet stiff challenges in court, but campus officials stand by their decision.

Tennessee State University (TSU) in Nashville cut off access to on the university's servers Nov.12 after a student's mother complained about the site's content. The university is reported to be the first state-funded campus to ban the controversial site, which encourages college students to post anonymous comments detailing rumors and gossip heard across campus.

As scandalous innuendo has spread via JuicyCampus, student leaders from several colleges


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