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By David L. Hudson Jr.
First Amendment scholar
For the first time in nearly 20 years the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a pure student free-expression claim in the June 2007 case
Morse v. Frederick.
However, uncertainty remains over some kinds of student speech.
3rd Circuit rulings cloud issue of off-campus student speech
One panel of judges upholds suspension of eighth-grader for fake MySpace page; another panel says school officials can't punish senior for his parody page.
Student says he was booted from honor society for Facebook page
Page created by Alex Fuentes became popular venue for student criticism of Wesley Chapel (Fla.) High School.
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Pledge of Allegiance in public schools
Speaking out in school