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A Busy Morning at the Supreme Court: Student Speech, Union Organizing, Executive Power, and Fleeing Suspects

A police officer walks in front of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

There’s a lot to chew on in this morning’s cases, and I will have more thoughts as I’ve gone through them. Here are your quick takeaways:

Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.: A high-school cheerleader got suspended from the team for a Snapchat post of her, middle finger extended, captioned “F*** school F*** softball F*** cheer F*** everything.” Under traditional caselaw, students have First Amendment rights for speech in school, but those rights are restricted in recognition of schools’ need for discipline. Justice Breyer’s 8-1 opinion ruled in her favor, but declined to establish a clear, bright-line rule against schools punishing

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