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Sotomayor Sides With The “Douche Bags” Of The World | Founding Bloggers

Sotomayor Sides With The “Douche Bags” Of The World

May 29, 2009

[via Drudge]

Bloggers are just going to love this story:

Avery Doninger was disqualified from running for school government at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington after she posted something on her blog, referring to the superintendent and other officials as “douche bags” because they canceled a battle of the bands she had helped to organize.

Sotomayor joined two other judges from the 2nd Circuit in ruling that the student’s off-campus blog remarks created a “foreseeable risk of substantial disruption” at the student’s high school and that the teenager was not entitled to a preliminary injunction reversing a disciplinary action against her, Education Week reports. [READ MORE]

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One Response to Sotomayor Sides With The “Douche Bags” Of The World

  1. Sassenach on May 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I’m no fan of this nomination, but this particular case isn’t objectionable to me. The kid wasn’t making a political statement; she was name-calling. If you publicly call your boss a D-bag, you really don’t have grounds to complain when you don’t get promoted. Better she learns the lesson now than as a twenty-something.

    The freedome to swing your arm ends where my nose begins.

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