Tag Archives: first amendment

School Spies on Students At Home Through School Issued Laptops

A Pennsylvania school has been accused of spying on students at home through webcams on school issued laptops. The school has just been named as Defendant in a class action suit. The Plaintiff was allegedly disciplined by the school for…

Should Twitter be part of jury instructions?

The Committee on Court Administration and Case Management suggests that jury instructions should include specific prohibitions against Twitter, among other things. The recent proposal was driven by increasing juror misfeasance, in the form of using smartphones to do research or…

Will no ban on corporate political spending skew elections?

The Supreme Court’s recent decision that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections may skew the playing field for future elections. The First Amendment prohibits the government from regulating speech, especially political speech. Theoretically, the…