Docket Nos. 09-1452-cv (L), 09-1601-cv (XAP), 09-2261-cv (CON).

642 F.3d 334 (2011)

Avery DONINGER, Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant, v. Karissa NIEHOFF, Paula Schwartz, Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: April 25, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jon L. Schoenhorn , Jon L. Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC, Hartford, CT ( Sara J. Packman , on the brief), for Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant.

Thomas R. Gerarde , Howd & Ludorf, LLC, Hartford, CT ( Beatrice S. Jordan , on the brief), for Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

Before: KEARSE, CABRANES, and LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges.


We are once again called upon to consider the circumstances in which school administrators may discipline students for speech relating directly to the affairs of the school without running afoul of the First Amendment. More precisely, we must determine if the defendant-school-administrators before us are entitled to qualified immunity on the plaintiff-student's claims that they violated...

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