A CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL student was barred from running for student council after she called her school's administrators "douchebags" on her personal blog.
The student took the case to court, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated.
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declined her case. It was shot down again this month by another federal court.
While discussing the case in federal court this week, the principal testified that she punished Ms. Doninger because the blog entry "demonstrate[d] lack of citizenship" and because she thought "the word douchebags itself [was] a horrible word."
Should students be able to criticize their school administrations on personal blogs? Is using the word "douchebag" offensive? Did the student have her First Amendment rights violated?
(the image above is from the Baltimore Sun's free daily newspaper ... it caused a stir when the paper ran "Douchebag!" on the front of the paper).
6 months ago