Federal courts in Pennsylvania have had markedly different reactions to two strikingly similar First Amendment cases involving students who were disciplined for ridiculing their principals by creating fake profile pages on MySpace. The ACLU, siding with the students, has won one of two cases. And now, remarks from two oral arguments reveal a sharp split among appellate judges about how to view the ever-evolving issue of student free speech cases within the context of the Internet and social networking sites.
In MySpace Cases, Appellate Judges Wrestle With Possible Split
The Legal Intelligencer
June 3, 2009