Monday, March 08, 2021

Biden administration sides with school district in off-campus social media speech case


near Penn State, 2010

Damon Root writes in Reason that the Biden Administration is supporting an anti-free speech stand in a case Mahanoy School District v. BL   

The case involves as student who gave the finger to the school when she failed to make a varsity cheerleading squad, on Snapchat, which is ephemeral (supposedly).

The school disciplined her, but the Third Circuit agreed that her speech had been off-campus. (It’s about 15 miles south of Hazelton, PA, in the old anthracite coal country.)

But the Biden administration maintains the situation could affect order and discipline in the public school environment.  Oh, where have we heard that before?

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