first amendment, free speech, online speech, schools


This Note concerns the issue of school officials punishing students for online speech and the precedential value of the Supreme Court's landmark school speech case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) in the internet era. Because off-campus, "intangible" internet speech does not easily fit into the Supreme Court's framework, the author proposes a new standard for internet school speech cases and analyzes how a new standard might be applied to the specific context of "parody profiles" created by students on social networking sites.



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