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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Student’s Off-Campus Free Speech Rights

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The September 1, 2020 Trending Law Blog post discussed how the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., 964 F.3d 170 (2020), upheld a public school student’s First...more

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Three Point Shot - Summer Edition 2021

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Welcome to Three Point Shot, a newsletter brought to you by the Sports Law Group at Proskauer. Three Point Shot brings you the latest in sports law-related news and provides you with links to related materials. ...more

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An Employer’s Review of the SCOTUS 2020-21 Term: Stay Alert for Long-Term Impacts

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Of the 67 decisions the U.S. Supreme Court issued during the 2020-2021 term, just a few decisions made broad, immediate impacts on employers and educators. Court-watchers wondered how the new, solidly conservative majority...more

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Supreme Court Rules On Student Off Campus Speech: Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

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On June 23, 2020, in an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Mahanoy Area School District’s decision to suspend a student from the cheerleading team for posting vulgar language and gestures on social media (outside...more

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PTAB Strategies and Insights Newsletter - June 2021: The Big F Word: The [F]irst Amendment

Can our kids still curse about the misery of high school? The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a school district violated a teenager’s First Amendment rights when school administrators suspended the teenager, B.L.,...more

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June 2021: The Top 19 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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PTAB Strategies and Insights Newsletter - June 2021

[co-authors: Patrick Murray, Risa Rahman, and Jae Bandeh] The PTAB Strategies and Insights newsletter provides timely updates and insights into how best to handle proceedings at the USPTO. It is designed to increase return...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Supreme Court Protects First Amendment Rights for Students’ Off-Campus Speech

In Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., No. 20–255, the United States Supreme Court, in one of the most significant student free speech cases in 50 years, affirmed the decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals,...more

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Supreme Court Weighs In On School Regulation Of Students’ Social Media Speech

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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a Pennsylvania school district went too far when it suspended a student from participation in the school’s cheerleading squad based on “vulgar” comments made about the coach on the...more

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United States Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cheerleader Who Published Critical Social Media Post in Free-Speech Case

On June 23, 2021, in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., the United States Supreme Court ruled a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment rights of a cheerleader by disciplining her for her profanity-laden...more

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Cursing Cheerleader Wins at Supreme Court, but Schools Retain Ability to Punish Certain Off-Campus Speech

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In the colorfully known “cursing cheerleader” case, the U.S. Supreme Court found a student’s school violated her First Amendment rights. In an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Breyer and decided Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the...more

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SCOTUS and Social Media: What Employers Can Learn from the Court’s Recent Ruling about a Student’s Posts

On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., No. 20-255 (2021), holding that a student’s off-campus social media posts critical of her school...more

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Schools Must Revisit Rules About Off-Campus Speech In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court left many unanswered questions in its recent decision about the power of schools to punish a student’s off-color, off-campus speech. Although the justices ruled in favor of the student, they left the...more

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“F--- school, f--- softball, f--- cheer, f--- everything,” Except First Amendment Protections for Student Speech

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated ruling in Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L., No. 20-255, (U.S. June 23, 2021), upholding students' free speech rights for the first time since 1969. In an...more

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules that School Cannot Punish Student for Vulgar Social Media Posts

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On June 23, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Mahoney Area School District (the “District”) v. B.L., et al (the “Student”), 594 U.S. ___ (2021). The District suspended the Student from the cheerleading team for an...more

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Supreme Court Protects Off-Campus Speech of Public School Student

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 23, 2021 that a public high school student’s off-campus social media postings in which she used vulgar language and disparaged school programs constituted protected speech under the First...more

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds that School Violated Cheerleader’s First Amendment Rights

Mahanoy Area Sch. Dist. v. B.L. holds that the First Amendment barred a public high school from taking disciplinary action against a student for vulgar speech that took place outside of school hours and away from the school’s...more

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SCOTUS Decides Two Cases with Labor and Employment Law Implications

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The United States Supreme Court recently issued two decisions related to California labor and employment law.  In one decision, the Court held that a California regulation allowing labor organizers a right to access...more

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Supreme Court Holds Public School Regulation of Off-Campus Student Speech Violates 1st Amendment

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On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court held in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L that a public school may not regulate off-campus student speech where there is no substantial disruption of school activities. In Mahanoy, a...more

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Supreme Court Issues Decision in Closely Watched Student Social Media Case

On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely-watched case of Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. The decision, which upheld the Third Circuit’s ruling for a high school cheerleader suspended from...more

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Supreme Court Sides with Student in First Amendment Case

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In just an 11 page opinion issued earlier today, the United States Supreme Court addressed for the first time how far a school district can go in disciplining a student for off-campus speech....more

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules High School Cheerleader Cannot Be Disciplined for Criticizing School’s Decision Keeping Her Off Varsity...

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For the first time in over 50 years, a high school student has won a free speech case in the Supreme Court. In a narrow decision issued on June 23, 2021, an 8-1 majority (including all but Justice Clarence Thomas) ruled that...more

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Supreme Court Upholds Student First Amendment Rights, Limits School District Authority to Discipline for Off-Campus Speech

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The United States Supreme Court today released its opinion in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., holding that the First Amendment protects most student speech from school disciplinary measures if such speech was not made...more

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Supreme Court Decides Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., holding that a Pennsylvania public high school violated a student’s First Amendment rights when it suspended her from the cheerleading...more

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What happens at the Cocoa Hut, stays at the Cocoa Hut: U.S. Supreme Court determines school district’s discipline of cheerleader...

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In a June 23, 2021, decision that reviewed the Mahanoy Area School District’s discipline of a cheerleader, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Third Circuit Court of Appeals had reached the right determination, but for...more

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