PENNSYLVANIA — A high school student was kicked off the cheerleading team for cursing the team on Snapchat. She filed a lawsuit. A federal appeals court's ruling is a major step toward securing First Amendment rights for students in person and online when they’re off campus. In B.L. v. Mahanoy Area School District, the Third Circuit… Continue reading Federal appeals court ruling affirms students’ off-campus First Amendment rights
Pennsylvania students Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez won’t have to worry about removing their “I <3 boobies! (KEEP A BREAST)” bracelets anytime soon, as the nation’s highest court declined to hear their school district’s latest appeal to ban the accessories
Schools cannot censor student speech about political or social issues just because it “has the potential to offend,” a federal circuit court said Monday.
It's illegal to "interfere with" a person's efforts to obtain housing based on disability status, but a federal appeals court has become the first to rule that "interference" can mean making insulting comments on a blog, even if you're just a bystander and not the landlord.