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Supreme Court rules school wrong to punish cheerleader...

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Mestemia, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    Supreme Court rules school wrong to punish cheerleader for profane Snapchat rant in 8-1 free speech decision

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 8-1 that a Pennsylvania high school was in the wrong when it kicked a cheerleader off of her team for a profane Snapchat post that she made off of school grounds.

    Student speech advocates will likely claim the ruling as a victory, although it was very narrow. The court ruled that while schools do maintain some interest in regulating students' off-campus speech, the factors in the case of the cheerleader, Brandi Levy, weighed against the school's actions.

    "[T]he school argues that it was trying to prevent disruption, if not within the classroom, then within the bounds of a school-sponsored extracurricular activity," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in an opinion that was joined by all of his colleagues but Justice Clarence Thomas, who dissented.
    Supreme Court rules school wrong to punish cheerleader for profane Snapchat rant in 8-1 free speech decision
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    Seems to me this was nothing more than a school board trying real hard to exert control over a student where the school board has no business having control.
     
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    I agree with the Supreme Court.
     
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  3. Mestemia

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    As do I.

    This case hopefully helps prevent school districts from controlling the lives of students outside the school
     
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    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    But what if these individuals indoctrinate their fellow students in Cultural Marxism and Political Correctness?
     
  5. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    what students are doing the indoctrinating?
    The law says that the schools are not allowed to "indoctrinate.
    Says absolutely nothing about the students indoctrinating.
     
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