Issue: Whether the Third Circuit erred in constructing a new
test for the application of Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser that would
prohibit regulation of lewd expression in the
public schools, even in the absence of issue
preclusion; (2) whether the Third Circuit misapplied the narrowest
grounds doctrine to hold that Morse v. Frederick dictated a
modification of the holding in Fraser by creating
a two-part test for regulation of expression
controlled by Fraser; and (3) whether the Third Circuit abused its discretion in failing
to give due deference to school administrators’
objectively reasonable determination that a
sexual double entendre constituted lewd or vulgar
speech which could be prohibited under Fraser.
On Monday, the Justices met for the “Long Conference” – their first Conference since the end of June, at which they considered roughly two thousand petitions for review. On Thursday morning, the Court released grants from that Conference, adding thirteen new cases to their docket for the upcoming Term.
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