Posts from January 2012.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider three cases involving cyberbullying. That refusal leaves school districts in a continuing quandary about how to respond to off-campus cyberbullying, and illustrates how reasonable minds can come to very different conclusions on whether school districts have the right to impose discipline, or whether such discipline violates the First Amendment.

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Since voter approval of Proposition 215 in 1996 (enacting the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA")), school districts have encountered issues regarding the discipline of students and employees who possess medical marijuana cards. Due to the tumultuous nature of the law, when asked how to proceed in such situations the responses have varied widely over the years. In light of the California Supreme Court’s decision in Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc. (2008) 42 Cal.4th 920, however, it can be stated with greater confidence that the CUA will not insulate employees or students who happen to be qualified medical marijuana patients from discipline under the Education Code.

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