The Avery Award for advancing
the cause of freedom of speech in Connecticut
Submitted by Aldon Hynes on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 10:55.
Tomorrow, the Avery Doninger case goes before Judge Mark Kravitz in the U.S. District Court in New Haven. Ms. Doninger was class secretary and was forbidden to run for re-election because of a blog post she wrote, on her own time, on her own computer, on a public site. Her mother is suing the school administration for violating her daughter’s freedom of speech.
As I did a little digging, I was surprised to find out that there is already an Avery Award for advancing the cause of Freedom of Speech. This isn’t an award put together rapidly by bloggers concerned about school administrations attempting to limit what students can say on blogs.