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Court rules for high school cheerleader in First Amendment dispute over Snapchat profanity

By  on June 23 at 12:13 p.m.

A public high school erred when it suspended Brandi Levy from the cheerleading team for posting a vulgar Snapchat, the court ruled Wednesday, but schools still retain some authority to regulate off-campus speech.



Despite structural violation, court rejects broad relief for shareholders of mortgage giants

By  on June 23 at 2:55 p.m.

The court found that the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency violates the Constitution’s separation of powers, but shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac did not get the victory they were seeking.

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Court holds that regulation guaranteeing union access to employees is unconstitutional

By  on June 23 at 3:01 p.m.

Wednesday’s 6-3 ruling marked a victory for California farm owners challenging a rule that gave unions access to laborers while on farm property.


Court does not endorse warrantless entries in all “hot pursuit” cases 

By  on June 23 at 4:02 p.m.

Whether an officer needs a warrant when in “hot pursuit” of a misdemeanor suspect is a case-by-case decision, the court said.


Court requires religious exemption but leaves questions unanswered

at 3:02 p.m.

Last week’s narrow decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia applied strict scrutiny, but it barely engaged the elements of that standard.


High School SCOTUS founder Anna Salvatore and author Elise Spenner join SCOTUStalk to discuss their work covering the Supreme Court for a young audience, what’s next for the popular website, and their thoughts on this term’s student speech case, Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.