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Federal Appellate Court Decision Further Complicates School District Authority to Discipline Off-Campus Student Speech

USA - August 1 2022 In August, 2021, the United States Supreme Court broke new ground in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (2021) 141 S.Ct. 2038, addressing for the…

Alexandria M. Davidson, Adam J. Newman

Supreme Court Finds District Could Not Restrict Coach’s Private Prayer at 50-Yard Line

USA - June 29 2022 On June 27, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District…

Ernest L. Bell, Mike Ambrose, Marlon C. Wadlington

Fact Specific Analysis is Key when Restricting on Employee Expression

USA - June 25 2021 Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) affirmed a lower court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District…

Sharon J. Ormond, Sara C. Young

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies School District Authority to Punish Off-Campus Student Speech

USA - June 24 2021 Student “B.L.” was very upset. After her freshman year on the junior varsity cheerleading squad, she hoped to make the varsity squad for her…

Aaron V. O'Donnell, Sharon J. Ormond, Brooke Romero

Court Upholds Demotion of College Administrator: No Entitlement to 24-Hour Brown Act Notice

USA - January 25 2019 In mid-December, the California Court of Appeal in San Diego upheld the demotion of a community college employee from an administrative position to a…

Warren S. Kinsler, Paul Z. McGlocklin, Aaron V. O'Donnell