Student bloggers have less freedom: judge

An American district court judge has declined to give a high school student an injuntion to be class secretary after her school refused to let her act as the secretary when it was revelead she had written derogatory comments about the school.

Avery Doninger, a student at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington, Connecticut, had requested the injunction claiming she was free to write what she wanted under the First Amendment; free speech.

Wikinews (link above): “[The judge] reasoned that the blogs’ arguable on-campus nature together with Supreme Courts precedents that students have more limited free speech rights while on campus combined to give Doninger a weak case.”

While she shouldn’t even be in the predicament as anyone’s online activities should not be restricted or censored in anyway, why does she want to be a class secretary so much (showing my American ignorance?)? The Doninger family even said that they will appeal this decision and continue with their original lawsuit against the school.

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