Social Media, Speech And The Schoolhouse

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court soon will have the opportunity to consider the extent to which the First Amendment protects student use of social media sites and blogs off campus.

A former high school student who was suspended for her off-campus blog posting has filed a petition for certiorari with the court.[1] The student, Avery Doninger, has claimed that the suspension violated her First Amendment rights to free speech and expression.[2] The Second Circuit sided with the school district in 2008 and again in April of this...
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