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Pennsylvania court extends school's disciplinary reach into student's off-campus Facebook joke

(05/12/16 7:58pm)

A federal district judge sided with school disciplinarians in a First Amendment case involving a joke posted to Facebook, but the court also struck down as unconstitutional a school policy that made "inappropriate" speech a punishable disciplinary offense if there was any possibility of disruption at school.





Court punts Kansas social-media expulsion case, finds no consensus on college students' online rights

(12/05/16 11:09am)

Nobody -- including University of Kansas disciplinarians -- knows where the First Amendment boundary lines are drawn in cyberspace, so the university can't be held liable even if it overreacted in expelling a student for insulting remarks about his ex-girlfriend on Twitter, a federal district court says.