State College Area School District: Speech Code Court Decision
Category: Free Speech
FIRE’s Legal Network closely collaborated in Saxe v. State College Area School District, a case that reached the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The ruling, which struck down the College’s “harassment code,” which was really a speech code in disguise, is now binding precedent in the Third Circuit, which covers Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Virgin Islands. The long-term impact of cases like Saxe is profound, and is why FIRE lends its support to such litigation.