Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., No 20-255 B.L. v. Mahanoy is a free expression case the Supreme Court decided in June 2021. The case has major implications for public school students across the country. This page is a primer for reporters, students and teachers who want a quick explanation of the case and how… Continue reading SPLC’s 5 minute guide to B.L. v. Mahanoy
A federal district judge sided with school disciplinarians in a First Amendment case involving a joke posted to Facebook, but the court also struck down as unconstitutional a school policy that made "inappropriate" speech a punishable disciplinary offense if there was any possibility of disruption at school.
The court ruled that the school district did not violate the teacher's First Amendment rights, after she was fired for posting profane insults about her students on her blog.
A Texas district court dismissed a claim that a middle school student’s Fir...
Whether public schools can regulate students' off-campus speech just as if the speech occurred on campus is a recurring legal issue that will arise with increasing frequency now that state legislatures are putting schools into the business of policing online bullying.The Ninth Circuit U.S.
A former student at North Charleston’s School of the Arts has filed a lawsuit against her school district for violating her due process rights while determining her punishment for a tweet she posted about her classmate.