Hamline University political science professor David Schultz: Supreme Court case of free speech on social media is Orwellian

John Williams

FILE – In this April 23, 2021, file photo members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Before the Supreme Court this is week is an argument over whether public schools can discipline students over something they say off-campus. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Hamline University Political Science Professor David Schultz joins John Williams to discuss the case of a high school cheerleader who was suspended from the team for using profane language in reference to the sport via Snapchat. He explains why what goes on outside the school gates should be treated as such, and listeners respond. Read Professor Schultz’s research in Constitutional Law in Contemporary America.

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