Cursing Cheerleader Prevails in Student Speech Dispute at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a Scranton-area school district violated the First Amendment when it removed a female student from the cheerleading squad because she posted vulgar Snapchats. Cheerleader Brandi Levy, referred to in court papers by her initials, set off a major First Amendment battle when she challenged her suspension from the squad in federal court. Justice Stephen Breyer delivered the opinion for an 8-1 Court, over the dissent of Justice Clarence Thomas.

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