Category: Free Speech

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Punishing a Student’s Off-Campus Speech Violates the First Amendment

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that asks whether public schools can punish students for making profane social media posts about school activities when the student is not in school. The Court will be asked to balance a student’s right to free speech against a school’s alleged interest in promoting respect for […]

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Supreme Court Rules against College for Curbing Christian Students’ Free-Speech Rights

In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled a speech code enforced by a Georgia state college violated the First Amendment. and authorized students claiming to have been harmed by the policy to file suit, even if just for nominal damages. The decision, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, was handed down on March […]

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Supreme Court Will Consider if Schools Can Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech

As social media has become intertwined with the way we all live our lives, the ability to communicate easily plus communication being memorialized has led to an increase in students being charged with violations of their school’s code of conduct. While some of this behavior does take place on school grounds or school sponsored events, […]

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Crack Down on Free Speech, Federal Bureaucrats Tell University

Remember when government agencies proclaimed their devotion to American values like independence and the right to speak your mind freely? Ah, those were the days… but no sense living in the past. Nowadays, you’re far more likely to find federal agencies trying to force U.S. educators into combatting outbreaks of outmoded ideas like the First […]

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