Student Council President Vindicates Free Speech Rights on Facebook, But Removed Anyway

The case Lack v. Kersey is a few months old, but with school now back in session and Homecoming season just ending, its lessons are nevertheless still timely. Student Council President Rueben Lack filed a federal lawsuit seeking reinstatement as the student council president at Alpharetta High School near Atlanta, Georgia.   Lack maintained that […]

Prediction Fulfilled(?): Supreme Court Turns Down Student Social Media Cases

In my January 5 Mashable article “5 Predictions for Social Media Law in 2012,” I described the chaos that is the current state of the law on social media posts by students.  Public high school (and even middle school) students have been suspended or expelled for things they’ve written online about teachers, administrators, and fellow […]