Decided

No. 20-255

Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L., a Minor, By and Through Her Father, Lawrence Levy and Her Mother, Betty Lou Levy

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

See other cases from the Third Circuit.

Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.

Argued. For petitioner: Lisa S. Blatt, Washington, D. C.; and Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: David D. Cole, of Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioner Mahanoy Area School District filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Brief amici curiae of Teachers, School Administrators, and the National Council of Teachers of English filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of HISD Student Congress, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Mary Beth Tinker & John Tinker filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom and Christian Legal Society filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Advancement Project, Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Student School Board Members filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of First Liberty Institute filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of States of Louisiana, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of School Discipline Professors filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Jane Bambauer, Ashutosh Bhagwat, and Eugene Volokh filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Americans for Prosperity Foundation and The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Law and Education Professors filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of College Athlete Advocates filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of The Independent Women's Law Center filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of VanHo Law filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Life Legal Defense Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Student Press Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The National Women's Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Liberty Justice Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Parents Defending Education filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy filed.

Record requested.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Brief amici curiae of First Amendment and Education Law Scholars filed.

Brief amici curiae of Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Principals Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of National Association of Pupil Services Administrators and Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Services Administrators filed.

Brief amici curiae of National School Boards Association, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Nation Education Association in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of The Huntsville, Alabama City Board of Education, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Cyberbullying Research Center, et al. filed.

Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)

Brief of petitioner Mahanoy Area School District filed.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.

Reply of petitioner Mahanoy Area School District filed.

Brief of respondents B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy in opposition filed.

Brief amici curiae of National School Boards Association, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Principals Association filed.

Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 30, 2020.

Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2020)

Parties

Mahanoy Area School District, Petitioner, represented by Lisa Schiavo Blatt

B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy, Respondent, represented by David D. Cole

B.L., a minor, by and through her father Lawrence Levy and her mother Betty Lou Levy, Respondent, represented by Witold J. Walczak

Amici Curiae

Advancement Project, Juvenile Law Center, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Arak Freedman

Alliance Defending Freedom and Christian Legal Society, Amicus Curiae, represented by John J. Bursch

American Center for Law and Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jay Alan Sekulow

Americans for Prosperity Foundation and The Rutherford Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Cynthia Fleming Crawford

College Athlete Advocates, Amicus Curiae, represented by Justin F. Marceau

Current and Former Student School Board Members, Amicus Curiae, represented by Hyland Hunt

Cyberbullying Research Center, Committee for Children, Council of Administrators of Special Education, Garden State Equality, The Bully Project, STOMP Out Bullying, One Circle Foundation and SEL4NJ, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Beryl Rubin

First Amendment and Education Law Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Misha Tseytlin

First Liberty Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kelly J. Shackelford

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, National Coalition Against Censorship, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by Darpana M. Sheth

HISD Student Congress, Kentucky Student Voice Team, March For Our Lives Action Fund, Students For A Sensible Drug Policy, and Student Voice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael John Grygiel

Jane Bambauer, Ashutosh Bhagwat, and Eugene Volokh, Amicus Curiae, represented by Stuart Banner

Liberty Justice Center, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Robert Suhr

Life Legal Defense Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Catherine Wynne Short

Mary Beth Tinker & John Tinker, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert Lawrence Corn-Revere

Massachusetts, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas S. Martland

National Association of Pupil Services Administrators and Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Services Administrators, Amicus Curiae, represented by Christopher Blewer Gilbert

National School Boards Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory George Garre

Nation Education Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Alice Margaret O'Brien

Pacific Legal Foundation, Cato Institute, and P.J. O'Rourke, Amicus Curiae, represented by Deborah Joyce La Fetra

Parents Defending Education, Amicus Curiae, represented by William Spencer Consovoy

Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Principals Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Hugh McGinley

Professors of Law and Education, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elisabeth Susan Theodore

School Discipline Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard W. Mark

States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Texas & Utah, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elizabeth Baker Murrill

Student Press Law Center, et al.,, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Meir Zionts

Teachers, School Administrators, and the National Council of Teachers of English, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael R. Dreeben

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric S. Baxter

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and The Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment, Amicus Curiae, represented by Naomi Felton Gilens

The Huntsville, Alabama City Board of Education and Eleven Additional Alabama School Districts, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eddie Travis Ramey

The Independent Women's Law Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by William McGinley Jay

The National Women's Law Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas Harry Hallward-Driemeier

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Elizabeth B. Prelogar

VanHo Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by Adam Michael Van Ho

 
Last updated: August 4, 2021