Lawyers were scratching their heads Thursday over seemingly conflicting rulings by the 3rd Circuit in a pair of closely watched student-speech cases involving high school students suspended for creating fake MySpace pages on their home computers to ridicule their principals. Although the cases appeared to raise nearly identical legal questions about the limits on a school's power to discipline students for off-campus speech, the court sided with the student in one case and with the school in the other case.
Do 3rd Circuit Rulings Over Student Speech on MySpace Pages Contradict?
The Legal Intelligencer
February 5, 2010