Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Second Circuit Affirms Lower Court in Doninger v. Niehoff

The Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court's decision to deny an injunction in the Doninger case, in which a teen posted a misleading and offensively worded message about the cancellation of a school event on her blog and was then denied permission to participate in certain school activities. The teen sued the school, and the the lower court found in favor of the school, ruling that the school had not infringed the teen's First Amendment rights. Here's the Second Circuit's affirmation of the lower court, finding that Ms. Doninger was unlikely to show that she could prevail on the merits.

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