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Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team (KSVT), Houston Independent School District Student Congress (HISD StuCon) and March For Our Lives, four grassroots student-led organizations working to elevate student voice at the national, state and local levels, have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. to defend student free speech outside of school and on social media.
Mahanoy is likely to be the most important student free speech case in more than fifty years. Since Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), students have enjoyed off-campus First Amendment protections to hold rallies, testify at school boards, and lobby on legislation without being punished by their schools. The Supreme Court could deliver a debilitating blow to student activism if it decides to roll back these rights and authorize schools to regulate any “disruptive” off-campus or social media speech.20210331153432396_20-255bsacHISDStudentCongress