10th Circuit upholds restrictions on student speech

Citizen Media Law Project: “In a recent decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Colorado District Court’s rejection of a student’s First Amendment and Equal Protection claims over a forced apology resulting from her valedictory address . . . during the graduation ceremony she presented a different speech, telling the students about Jesus Christ and encouraging them to ‘find out more about the sacrifice He made for you.’”

Corder v. Lewis Palmer School District, No. 08-1293 (10th Cir. May 29, 2009)