Culture, Technology

Forced Exposure + Forced Silence

Some posts just rock your world. Pamela Jones’ post today on her site www.groklaw.com is just one of those posts:

Forced Exposure

Posted by ~pj Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 02:40 AM EDT on www.groklaw.com

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too.There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.What to do?

Editor’s Note: Later the same day, Ladar Levison suspended Lavabit’s operations. Continue reading

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Culture

Legal Brief: Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503

Facts of the Case

The school heard that the kids were going to wear black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War and passed a policy banning the armbands. The kids were suspended until the New Year. The parents filed suit in U.S. District Court which agreed with the school board, U.S. Court of Appeals were tied meaning the ruling stood forcing the parents to take it to Supreme Court.

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Culture

Legal Brief: Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675

Facts of the Case

Matthew Fraser gave a speech at a school assembly that was filled with sexual innuendo, but not obscenity, prompting disciplinary action from the administration—he was suspended for three days. Continue reading

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Culture

Legal Brief: Hazelwood School District et al. v. Kuhlmeier et al., 484 U.S. 260

Facts of the Case

The principal who normally reviewed the paper prior to publication deleted two pages to remove two articles regarding teen pregnancy and divorce.

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