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.
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Former Mississippi student who was suspended for posting rap song online has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will now have to decide whether to hear its first case on student off-campus online speech.
Former Mississippi student who was suspended for posting rap song online loses his appeal to the Fifth Circuit appeals court
The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of a Mississippi school district for suspending a student for a rap video posted online, furthering a debate on whether the Tinker standard should apply to off-campus speech.
Hip-hop hassle: How the lyrics of two violent rap songs could redefine your online free-speech protections
After the Supreme Court ruled on Elonis in June, free-speech advocates worry about potential consequences on student social media speech.
5th Circuit hears case over student's suspension for posting a profane rap video online
The judges were urged to uphold a Fifth Circuit panel's December 2014 ruling in favor of Taylor Bell, an aspiring rap artist suspended from school in 2011 for a profane YouTube video about misconduct by two coaches at his school.
Appeals Court to rehear case of former Mississippi student punished for posting rap song online
An appeals court has decided it will rehear the case of a former Mississippi student whom school officials punished for posting online a profanity-filled rap alleging two school employees had inappropriate contact with other students.