Aug. 25, 2021

1A: Freedom from Screenshots

1A: Freedom from Screenshots

Content Warning: Strong Sexual Innuendo and Adult Language

Kevin and Jaime are talking about freedom in this episode. Specifically, they’re discussing freedom of speech and how the public often (mis)interprets the First Amendment.


Episode Content Warning: Strong Sexual Innuendo and Adult Language

During this episode we discuss: 

Kevin and Jaime are talking about freedom in this episode. Specifically, they’re discussing freedom of speech and how the public often (mis)interprets the First Amendment. Also on the docket are current and historical Supreme Court cases for 1A in public schools: how far is too far when seniors make political speeches or when cheerleaders vent on social media? Social media is entrenched in our society now and it’s brushing up against 1A in interesting ways. According to Kevin, you don't screen cap a snapshot!

High school students are impacted by what they say, how they say it, and where they say it, but are their words protected by 1A? Listen in and find out. 

Their expertise in regards to the First Amendment? Both have reasonable reading comprehension skills.

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Reference Links:

Coffee and common ground this week 

In Jaime’s Cup: Longshoreman's Daughter Coffee | Bearded Lady | Bean Box®

In Kevin’s Cup: https://www.seattlesbest.com/product/post-alley-blend 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Links:

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-28/supreme-court-cheerleader-free-speech-case-puts-liberals-in-a-bind

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-cheerleader-first-amendment/2021/04/25/9d2ac1e2-9eb7-11eb-b7a8-014b14aeb9e4_story.html 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-cheerleader-first-amendment/2021/04/25/9d2ac1e2-9eb7-11eb-b7a8-014b14aeb9e4_story.html 

https://www.educause.edu/ir/library/html/cem/cem97/cem9732.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinker_v._Des_Moines_Independent_Community_School_District

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_School_District_v._Fraser 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahanoy_Area_School_District_v._B.L

Quotables:

“You gotta remember, in 1996 the internet was still being run by dead robots.”

“You screenshot SnapChat. That’s against the rules!”

“Where else are [high schoolers] supposed to vent? Where are they supposed to go?”

“There are gonna be mistakes… and hopefully you come out with all your fingers and toes. In this case, I don’t think the consequence was warranted.”

“Did you literally peak in high school?”

“You don’t yada yada the constitution Kevin”

Show us your common sense:

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to stop by and let us know your thoughts on today’s episode. Would you let Fraser write your campaign speech? Do you agree with the SCOTUS decision regarding public school impact on free speech? Let us know!