The Government Speech Doctrine and Speech in Schools
76 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 1, 2013
According to the Supreme Court, when the government sets forth its own message, it may constitutionally quash private speakers’ attempts to alter that message. The implications of this doctrine are potentially quite far-reaching, thus this Article explores what those implications could be — and should be — in the context of public schools. After all, the government speaks a lot in schools, and the free speech rules in schools are different from the default rules in ways that already favor the government.
Keywords: school speech, speech, first amendment, constitutional law
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