Bloomberg Law
April 30, 2021, 8:04 PM

SCOTUS Deep Dive: Updating Tinker for Social Media (PODCAST)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court confronted how to update its landmark student free speech ruling to accommodate social media and its ubiquitous use among students.

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District said schools can’t punish on-campus speech unless it could cause a substantial disruption at the school.

The question at argument April 28 in the case of a student who didn’t make varsity cheer and expressed her displeasure on Snapchat was whether the 1969 standard applies to off-campus speech directed at the school on social media.

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