Case Summary: Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (2021) (High School Level)

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Posted:
03/12/2021
Updated:
09/02/2021
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Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. was our winter 2021 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.  

Each SCOTUS Term, Street Law selects the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases as our SCOTUS in the Classroom cases. Teachers are encouraged to hold moot courts or mini-moot courts of the case the same weeks that the Supreme Court hears arguments, giving students the opportunity to follow discussion and analysis in the news and listen to or read a transcript of the actual oral arguments at the Court. 

Case Summary and Activities:

Case Issue: 

Does Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, which holds that public school officials may regulate speech that would materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the school, apply to student speech that occurs off campus?

Case Briefs:

Oral Argument:

Decision:

News Articles and Resources:

How to Conduct a Moot Court or a Mini-Moot Court:


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