As discussed in my February 18, 2010 blog entry, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reached conflicting results in two student free speech cases: Layshock v. Hermitage School District and J.S. v. Blue Mountain School District. An article in the Legal Intelligencer reports that lawyers on both sides of the issue are urging the Court to vacate the two decisions and hold rearguments before the full court, in hopes of clarifying the confusion arising from the conflicting rulings. Stay tuned for updates on whether the Court agrees to the requested course of action.
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