Supreme Ct. agrees with Highschool Cheerleader in 1st Amendment case 


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a highschool cheerleader instead of her local school district. The court ruled her social media comments were protected speech under the First Amendment.

The court’s ruling was 8-1 in favor of Brandi Levy.  Levy was a 14-year-old freshman when she vented on social media over not making the varsity cheerleading squad. She used a string of F-bombs and a raised middle finger to show her disappointment on Snapchat.

Levy, of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania wrote the post when she was a freshman. It was a Saturday. She was at a local convenience store using her own phone when she posted.

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Eventually, the school’s cheerleading coach discovered the online posts. And the school retaliated by suspending the student from cheerleading activities for her junior year.

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Levy’s parents responded by filing a federal lawsuit. The student was reinstated when the 3rd Circuit of U.S. Appeals Court in Philadelphia ruled in Levy’s favor.