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U of M at state Supreme Court to defend punishment over Facebook post

When a student wrote that she wanted to "stab a certain someone in the throat," the university responded by giving her a failing grade and a psychological exam. U of M lawyers argued at the Supreme Court that the punishment did not violate the student's First Amendment rights.
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When a student wrote that she wanted to "stab a certain someone in the throat," the university responded by giving her a failing grade and a psychological exam. U of M lawyers argued at the Supreme Court that the punishment did not violate the student's First Amendment rights.

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