Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2021, 6:12 PM

Cheerleader’s Profane Post Tests Speech Rights at High Court (2)

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled with a case over a 14-year-old cheerleader’s profane Snapchat rant, suggesting they will step carefully in deciding how much latitude to give public school officials to discipline students over social-media posts.

Hearing arguments by phone, several justices indicated they were wary of letting schools go too far in regulating what students can say away from campus, while others said they wanted to make sure schools had sufficient tools to fight online bullying and harassment.

And some justices said they were concerned any sort of broad ruling would have unforeseen consequences, given the array of scenarios ...

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