Print Issue Volume 97 - No. 5

Disrupting the Pickering Balance: First Amendment Protections for Teachers in the Digital Age

Engaging in speech on Facebook has led teachers to be investigated, suspended, and even fired. The nature of online speech on social networking websites like Facebook presents novel concerns in First Amendment law. As Facebook and other forms of social media have become increasingly popular, teachers have been disciplined and fired for communicating through Facebook […]

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Turner v. Rogers, the Right to Counsel, and the Deficiencies of Mathews v. Eldridge

This Note uses Turner v. Rogers as a case-study to demonstrate how the Court’s procedural due process analysis, as laid out in Mathews v. Eldridge, is deficient. The application of the Eldridge balancing approach can appear arbitrary when its outcomes are compared across similar situations or when analyzed in depth in a single instance. Nowhere […]

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