I love this story:
She fought the law and the law lost!
In an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court said schools’ authority to regulate student speech is highly limited in off-campus settings, including on social media.
[We interrupt to say that Justice Breyer would look really good floating on a pool noodle in a RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. ** hint **]
“We do not believe the special characteristics that give schools additional license to regulate student speech always disappear when a school regulates speech that takes place off campus,” Breyer wrote. “The school’s regulatory interests remain significant in some off-campus circumstances.”
The position of Scissorheads everywhere is that free speech should have no legal limits (beyond yelling fire in a theater, duh), and so this is a great good thing and the Supremes did something good for a change. We also think that this would be a dandy ruling to cement Breyer’s outstanding legacy as he retires. ** hint **