A pair of cases now before the 3rd Circuit present strikingly similar facts -- students disciplined for creating fake MySpace.com pages that ridiculed their principals -- but very different outcomes. One lower court ruled that a student was properly suspended for creating a page depicting her principal as a pedophile and a sex addict. But a separate lower court ruled that punishing a student for a page that depicted his principal as a drug user and a "big whore" violated the student's free speech rights.
3rd Circuit Mulls School Discipline for Hoax Web Pages
The Legal Intelligencer
December 11, 2008