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SPLC urges Supreme Court to limit school authority over off-campus student speech
This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Mahanoy Area School Dist. v. B.L., a student speech case that could fundamentally alter how future generations understand the idea of free speech in America. Read SPLC's Amicus Brief Just over 50 years ago the Court handed down a decision in its landmark student speech… Continue reading SPLC urges Supreme Court to limit school authority over off-campus student speech
Supreme Court asked to hear case about criminalizing “disruptive” speech to school employees, SPLC signs onto brief siding with students
Editor's Note: The Student Press Law Center signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief from the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida. This story was originally published by the Brechner Center. Feb. 19, 2019 update: Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Kentucky Law on School Disruption. Coverage from Education Week. Read or download… Continue reading Supreme Court asked to hear case about criminalizing “disruptive” speech to school employees, SPLC signs onto brief siding with students
Supreme Court declines to hear free speech case
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case that would have set precedent for student speech freedoms on social media.
NEWS RELEASE: Supreme Court urged to restrict colleges’ authority to discipline off-campus social media speech
First Amendment organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a Minnesota community-college student kicked out of school over a dispute with a classmate on Facebook.
Nursing student removed from program over Facebook posts seeks Supreme Court review
A case that began with a series of Facebook posts and reached a court ruling that challenged First Amendment protections for students on social media is now making its way to the Supreme Court.
It’s not all doom and gloom: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch could be an ally to student journalists
President Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t really like the news media. Still, there's evidence his Supreme Court nominee supports student speech.
Supreme Court denies review of Taylor Bell case on student off-campus, online speech
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case of the former high school rapper who was suspended for posting online a profane rap song directed at two school coaches.
Scalia leaves complex legacy of First Amendment rulings — and a consequential empty chair
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died this weekend, leaving a complicated legacy on his rulings regarding students' First Amendment rights.
UCLA law prof: Colleges are increasingly uncooperative with requests for public records about admissions practices
A brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court reflects exasperation with colleges' unwillingness to honor legal researchers' requests for public records. As one law professor tells The Chronicle of Higher Education, "We find in our surveys substantially more stonewalling over the past two years" when state universities are asked to produce documents about their admissions standards.