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Supreme Court rules for cheerleader who lashed out at school on Snapchat in major free speech case

The Supreme Court delivered its latest ruling in defense of the First Amendment rights of students on Tuesday with an 8-1 decision in favor of a high school student who sued after she was removed from the school’s cheerleading team after criticising the school on Snapchat.

The justices found in their ruling that the speech in question did not fall under the exceptions spelled out in Tinker V. Des Moines, a previous landmark ruling that found school officials may regulate speech that materially affects classroom activities or targets specific individuals.

In Wednesday’s ruling, the justices wrote that “the special interests offered by the school are not sufficient to overcome B. L.’s interest in free expression in this case,” and found that the Mahanoy Area School District of Schuylkill County, Pa., had violated a student’s rights by removing her from the junior varsity cheer squad following remarks about the varsity cheer squad and school itself on Snapchat.

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