Deciding Not to Decide: Mahonoy Area School District v. B.L. and the Supreme Court’s Ambivalence Towards Student Speech Rights
Jenny Diamond Cheng | 74 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 511 (2021) |
In June 2021, the Supreme Court issued opinions in its first school speech case in over fourteen years. In Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., an eight-member majority held that high school officials violated a teenager’s First Amendment rights when they suspended her from the school cheerleading team as punishment for a vulgar social media post.
Jenny Diamond Cheng