On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in a landmark off-campus student speech case in favor of the student. The Court held that the student’s First Amendment rights were violated when she was removed from the cheerleading team due to inappropriate social media posts regarding the school. This ruling provides clarity to school districts in whether and to what extent off-campus speech may be regulated.
Jennifer M. Deutch
On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued its Notice of Interpretation enforcing Title IX’s protection of students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Seventh Circuit upheld a Wisconsin district court’s dismissal of a middle school student’s claims of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination, finding that the school’s response to the claims did not rise to the level of deliberate indifference as defined by the August 2020 Title IX regulations.
Join Jennifer Deutch and Aimée LeBlanc when they present non-COVID legal updates as part of the IAASE Winter and Spring Webinar Series on March 31 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.
The 2021 Leading Lawyers list includes thirteen firm attorneys, while the Emerging Lawyers lists includes four firm attorneys.
Jen Deutch and Pam Simaga will present legal and legislative updates (non-COVID) at the IAASE Region 1/Roundtable on January 19, 2021.