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easthartfordtaxpayer // May 30, 2008 at 9:47 am · +1
What troubles me in the Doninger case is not that they upheld the administrations punishments, but without much consideration held that the blog post constituted a disruption to school activities making it controllable speech and punishable by school officials to begin with.
I can’t see where any disruption to school activity is evidenced. The blog according to the documents was viewed and commented on outside of school. The only thing that had any bearing on school activity at all was the influx of calls from citizens. If a demand for redress of grievances can be held to be disruptive and bannable solely because of a greater than the normal daily call volume we are all in trouble.
History demonstrates that the courts can’t be trusted with our freedom of speech. Three easy examples are the Court’s holding that it’s ok to jail people who exercise their free speech in opposition to the draft, to advocate communism or criticize a wartime government.