VIDEO: Students Urge Supreme Court To Side With Student On Campus Free Speech Case
The Supreme Court is expected to release its decision on a case concerning campus free speech this month.
The case, Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., involves a high school student who criticized her school on social media after she didn’t make the junior varsity cheer team.
After the student's social media posts were reported to the school administration, she was suspended from being on the cheer team for a year. The student then sued the school for alleged violations of the First Amendment and the case has now made its way to the Supreme Court.
As Americans continue to wait for a decision to be released, Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson talked to students in front of the Supreme Court to get their opinions on the case.
Every student Jacobson interviewed said that the court should side with the student.
“Students are the ones that I think should be getting help from any sort of enforcement of laws or anything like that,” one student said. “Schools have enough power already. I don't think a student should be punished for saying what they think about a school.”
“I’m always for free speech so we’ll see where it comes down. I have confidence in this court...they do a pretty good job,” another student said. “So we'll see what happens.”
Watch the full video above for more student reactions to this Supreme Court case.
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