Did Fake Web Page Case Erode Student Speech Rights?

Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center vice president/executive director

A Pennsylvania eighth-grader recently learned a hard lesson: At least one federal judge says school officials can reach off-campus and into cyberspace and the home to punish what the court agreed was a “vulgar and lewd” Web posting aimed at a school principal.

Failing in her First Amendment-based argument, the student at Blue Mountain Middle School in Orwigsburg, Pa., did not gain reversal of . . .

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