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Biden administration sides against cheerleader in First Amendment case

Added 03-04-21 09:22:02pm EST - “The Biden administration has wadded into a Supreme Court free-speech battle to side with a high school that kicked a foul-mouthed cheerleader off the JV team for using the F-word on Snapchat.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden administration sides against cheerleader in First Amendment case”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration has wadded into a Supreme Court free-speech battle to side with a high school that kicked a foul-mouthed cheerleader off the JV team for using the F-word on Snapchat.

“F—- school f—- softball f—- cheer f—- everything,” raged the Pennsylvania teen who was upset about not making the varsity cheer squad.

Mr. Biden’s Justice Department argued that the First Amendment doesn’t shield student athletes from discipline by coaches and school officials, asking the justices to rule against the cheerleader’s First Amendment claim.

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“Students who choose to join such teams reasonably should expect that if they engage in off-campus speech that intentionally targets their teammates or teams regarding matters essential to or inherent in the program, their speech might properly be considered school speech that coaches and team administrators could potentially discipline,” the DOJ lawyers wrote in court papers.

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