Kowalski v. Berkeley County SchoolsPetition for certiorari denied on January 17, 2012
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-461||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2011|
Issue: (1) Whether the First Amendment permits a public school to discipline a student for speech that occurs off-campus and not at a school-sponsored event, and that is not directed at the school; and (2) whether off-campus student speech not directed at the school satisfies the “material and substantial disruption” test articulated in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District merely because a single student missed one day of school and because school officials speculated that the off-campus speech might lead to “copycat” behavior on school grounds.