Friday, December 02, 2005

Privacy and School

Interesting story in today's NY Times. Straight A student with no disciplinary record gets in trouble a couple of times for the old fashioned PDA (public displays of affection, for those of you in the Palm Pilot generation) and the principal calls her parents. Issue here is that it was homosexual PDA and she had not come out to her parents as a lesbian. The student was effectively outed by the principal's call. Student has then sued, claiming a privacy right was violated. I don't know enough about the relevant facts at hand here to pontificate, but I think it might be a case worth following, as the interest groups and public interest law firms aligning on either side are the sort that might litigate this to the Supreme Court.


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