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A Legal Memorandum

A Legal Memorandum

A Legal Memorandum provides in-depth information on prominent topics in education law. The Memorandum is not currently being published.

Last Issue, Summer 2008
Expression Rights of Public School Employees and Students

What is the scope of First Amendment free expression rights of public school employees and students? Following a long period with no Supreme Court rulings pertaining to public employee or student speech, the Court since 2006 has delivered significant opinions in this regard. These decisions continue the trend of narrowing the circumstances under which the expression of public school employees and students is considered protected by the First Amendment.

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