From the Schoolhouse Gate to the Jailhouse Door: Constitutional Rights on Campus
From October 13
Guest Speaker: Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
The Supreme Court first explicitly recognized in 1943 that students have inalienable constitutional protections that public schools cannot take away, but since that time, student rights have been on an ideological roller-coaster depending on the tenor of the times. Why today’s judicial deference to school disciplinary decisions — and school authorities’ panicky overreaction to social media — puts students at risk.
Co-hosted by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and College Park Scholars