LJWorld: Can KU discipline students for social media posts? Recent appeals court decision leaves issue unsettled

LJWorld: Can KU discipline students for social media posts? Recent appeals court decision leaves issue unsettled. “A University of Kansas student affairs administrator is immune from paying damages to a student who sued her after being expelled over social media posts, a federal appeals court has affirmed. The opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was filed Friday, Jan. 5. It affirms a judge’s dismissal of the case in U.S. District Court in Kansas more than a year earlier, which the student appealed But the newly issued opinion doesn’t attempt to answer a First Amendment question some free-speech advocates hoped the KU case might resolve: Can universities discipline students for things they post off-campus on social media?”

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