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
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case that would have set precedent for student speech freedoms on social media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died this weekend, leaving a complicated legacy on his rulings regarding students' First Amendment rights.
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.
After the Supreme Court ruled on Elonis in June, free-speech advocates worry about potential consequences on student social media speech.
The Court ruled in favor of Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man who was convicted in 2010 under a federal threat-speech statute for violent language he used on Facebook to describe his wife, local elementary schools and an FBI agent.