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.
In the case Elonis v. United States, the Supreme Court will determine if a conviction for threatening another person on social media requires proof of the speaker’s subjective intent to threaten.
The Easton Area School District board in Pennsylvania decided on Tuesday to try take its "boobies" case to the U.S.
Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McBurney v. Young, a case involving out-of-state public records requests.
Education Week's Mark Walsh, a veteran Supreme Court reporter who deeply understands education law, is just out with a fascinating look behind the scenes at how the high court arrived at the First Amendment legal standard that governs much of the speech taking place in schools (and, increasingly, in colleges).The entire piece is well worth reading, but it's particularly enlightening for the nuggets Walsh was able to unearth from the papers of Justices Byron White, author of the majority opinion in Hazelwood School District v.