School District Prevails in Blogging Teacher Case
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a Pennsylvania school district and its administrators who terminated a high school teacher for blogging derogatory comments about her students. The plaintiff argued that her blog entries were free speech protected by the First Amendment and that her termination was unlawful retaliation for exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. The defense argued that her speech was disruptive, which was not protected by the First Amendment. The judge agreed.