When Brandi Levy was 14, she posted an expletive-filled video to Snapchat, expressing her dismay at not making the varsity cheerleading squad. It got her suspended from cheerleading entirely for a year.
Can a public school deal with off-campus speech in this way without infringing the First Amendment? The Supreme Court will decide.
Guest: Adam Liptak, a reporter covering the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times.
- In a lively Supreme Court argument, the justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.
For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.