(New York, NY) — The U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of a student’s free speech rights in the case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.LPEN America’s Jonathan Friedman, director of free expression and education, said the following:

“This is a landmark victory for the free speech of students. The justices have made the right call, recognizing how a judgment for the school district would undoubtedly open the floodgates for school authorities to mete out discipline to students for all manner of off-campus speech. While there remain challenges among young people with the rise of social media–like cyber bullying, hate, and harassment–our remedies must not raise the specter of inviting unbridled regulation of students’ speech in any and all facets of their lives.”